11 Mar 2010

5 changes to Hurricanes team

9:33 am on 11 March 2010

There are five changes to the Hurricanes starting lineup from the side that lost to the Cheetahs for Sunday morning's Super 14 match against the Stormers in Cape Town.

Backs Conrad Smith and Tamati Ellison are back from injury, while Ellison's brother Jacob will start at prop, Scott Waldrom on the openside flank and Willie Ripia at first five eight.

Coach Colin Cooper says while there was some need for freshness, he's generally gone for his most experienced lineup.

John Schwalger, Aaron Cruden and Alapati Leiua have dropped to the reserves, while Karl Lowe and Andre Taylor are out of the game day squad altogether.

The Hurricanes and Stormers both have three wins from four matches.