29 May 2013

Smith and Coles return to Hurricanes lineup

6:07 am on 29 May 2013

Captain Conrad Smith and hooker Danes Coles return to the Hurricanes lineup for Friday night's Super Rugby clash with the ACT Brumbies in Canberra.

The two have recovered from their respective injuries to join the starting line-up to take on the Australian Conference leaders.

Joining Smith and Coles in the starting line-up are lock James Broadhurst and blindside flanker Brad Shields.

Reynold Lee-Lo moves in one spot to second five-eighth to make way for Smith at centre.

Ash Dixon will be on the bench as the back-up hooker. Mark Reddish comes into the reserves and will be alongside Faifili Levave who swaps places with Shields this week.

Jack Lam has been named at openside, but needs to get through today's training session after suffering a knock to his knee earlier this week.

The Hurricanes need a win to keep their play-off hopes alive.