A couple of major injury setbacks for the Hurricanes with 2 players facing a lenghty break on the sidleines.
Halfback Chris Smylie suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in their final pre-season match and will undergo surgery today which will keep him out of the game for 6 months.
Prop Reg Goodes suffered a separated shoulder in the same match and he'll be out of action for 6 weeks.
Smylie will be replaced by Frae Wilson from the Hurricanes wider training group.
Coach Mark Hammett says it's unfortunate for both players but he's confident in the rest of the squad stepping up.