28 Jun 2012

Hurricanes without key All Blacks for Crusaders clash

6:13 am on 28 June 2012

The Hurricanes have named their side to play the Crusaders in Christchurch this Saturday.

It will be the Hurricanes' first game in Christchurch since 2009 when they won 30-24.

They'll be without All Blacks Victor Vito, who's out with a knee injury and Cory Jane is still recovering from an ankle injury.

Halfback TJ Perenara is a long term absentee with a broken ankle.

Beauden Barrett returns to the side after his appearance in the All Black's 60-nil thrashing of Ireland last week.

The Crusaders sit fourth on the table while the Hurricanes are sixth.