Skip to main content

All Blacks return for round one

Thu 12th Feb

All fit and available All Blacks in the Hurricanes squad are set to suit up against the Lions in round one of the 2015 Investec Super Rugby competition.

A calf injury has, however, ended Jeremy Thrush's hopes of getting his season underway this week, with the lock returning to New Zealand today. He is expected to be available for selection in four to six weeks, depending on his recovery.

Thrush's injury has made way for Mark Abbott to grab a starting spot, while his Hawke's Bay teammate, Geoff Cridge, has flown over to join the team this evening.

Nehe Milner-Skudder was not considered for selection this week, due to a knee injury.

The match against the Lions kicks off in Johannesburg at 6.10am (NZDT).

The team to face the Lions at Ellis Park is;

1. Ben Franks

2. Dane Coles

3. Jeffery Toomaga-Allen

4. Mark Abbott

5. James Broadhurst

6. Brad Shields

7. Ardie Savea

8. Blade Thomson

9. TJ Perenara

10. Beauden Barrett

11. Julian Savea

12. Rey Lee-Lo

13. Conrad Smith

14. Cory Jane

15. Jason Woodward


16. Brayden Mitchell

17. Reggie Goodes

18. Chris Eves

19. Callum Gibbins

20. Victor Vito

21. Chris Smylie

22. James Marshall

23. Matt Proctor

Story Highlights

  • Jeremy Thrush sidelined for four weeks

Latest News

Whanganui-born First Five Brett Cameron Signs with the Hurricanes

Mon 25th Jul

Former Crusaders First Five Brett Cameron has put pen to paper to join the Hurricanes for 2023 DHL Super Rugby Pacific competition. 

Following a...

Hawke’s Bay Duo Recommit to Hurricanes Through 2024

Mon 27th Jun

The Hurricanes today announced that Hawke’s Bay players, powerful lock Isaia Walker-Leawere and loosie Devan Flanders, have recommitted to the Club...

Josh Moorby recommits to the Hurricanes for 2023 and 2024

Mon 20th Jun

For former Southland Stags outside back Josh Moorby (Ngāti Maniapoto), 2022 just keeps getting better and better.  

The Hurricanes today announced...