22 Nov 2011

All Black centre to captain Hurricanes

5:10 pm on 22 November 2011

The All Blacks centre Conrad Smith will captain the Hurricanes in next year's Super Rugby competition.

Smith made his debut for the franchise in 2004 and will lead a side that has lost All Blacks Andrew Hore, Ma'a Nonu, Piri Weepu, Aaron Cruden and Hosea Gear.

Smith is currently overseas on holiday after the World Cup but will join the Hurricanes squad in February, before the side's first pre-season match against the Blues on February 4th.