11 Feb 2009

Hurricanes without 2 All Blacks for opener

6:00 am on 11 February 2009

The Hurricanes will be without 2 of their All Blacks for their opening Super 14 rugby match against the New South Wales Waratahs in Wellington on Saturday night.

Hooker Andrew Hore is still unavailable after suffering an ankle injury on the All Blacks end of year tour in Hong Kong last year.... however he has been running at Hurricanes training this week.

Centre Conrad Smith is the other not being considered because of a groin injury.

Coach Colin Cooper will name his team tomorrow.