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Canes ready for Bulls at Loftus

Wed 18th Feb

A largely unchanged side has been named to face the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday morning as the Hurricanes look to make it two from two in 2015.

The Canes welcome the return of Ma'a Nonu to their starting line-up in what will be his 145th Super Rugby appearance, and first for the Hurricanes since 2011.

The match, kicking off at 6.10am (NZT) will also be a significant occasion for Manawatu flanker Callum Gibbins, who is set to get his first start for the Hurricanes.

Head-to-head, this will be the 19th time the Hurricanes and the Bulls have met on the Super Rugby field, both winning nine matches each.

The team to face the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld is;

1. Reggie Goodes

2. Dane Coles

3. Ben Franks

4. Mark Abbott

5. James Broadhurst

6. Brad Shields

7. Callum Gibbins

8. Blade Thomson

9. TJ Perenara

10. Beauden Barrett

11. Julian Savea

12. Ma'a Nonu

13. Conrad Smith

14. Cory Jane

15. Jason Woodward


16. Brayden Mitchell

17. Jeffery Toomaga-Allen

18. Chris Eves

19. Ardie Savea

20. Victor Vito

21. Chris Smylie

22. James Marshall

23. Matt Proctor

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