4 May 2011

One change to Hurricanes

1:41 pm on 4 May 2011

There's only one change to the Hurricanes team for Friday night's Super Rugby clash with the Blues in Wellington.

Daniel Kirkpatrick comes to second five replacing Charlie Ngatai who was injured in Saturday's home win over the Queensland Reds.

All Black Piri Weepu had been expected to be on the bench after breaking his leg in last season's NPC but Tyson Keats is the reserve halfback.

Ma'a Nonu, Cory Jane and Conrad Smith are still unavailable for the return match under the new conference format. The Blues won 41-17 in Auckland.

The team is:John Schwalger, Andrew Hore (c).. Neemia Tialata,Jason Eaton, James Broadhurst, Faifili Levave, Jack Lam,Victor Vito; Chris Eaton, Aaron Cruden, Hosea Gear, Daniel Kirkpatrick,Jayden Hayward, Alapati Leiua, Andre Taylor. Dane Coles, Anthony Perenise, Jeremy Thrush, Mark Reddish, Tyson Keats, Julian Savea, Beauden Barrett.