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Hurricanes Under-20 squad named for Chiefs

Thu 28th Feb

The Hurricanes Under-20 side will look to maintain their winning record for 2019 season when they meet the Chiefs at Gallagher Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

A number of players have been in great form for the Hurricanes Hunters in recent weeks, including midfielder Danny Toala who scored a hat-trick of tries in their win over Blues A.

Devan Flanders also returns from the Hunters squad to captain the side which also defeated the Blues Under-20 team earlier this season.

The Hurricanes side will have two wild card players involved in the fixture with Investec Super Rugby squad members Fraser Armstrong and Asafo Aumua starting in the front row. The Chiefs Under-20 side have been granted three wild card places for the fixture.

Two of the Hurricanes Heartland Under-20 players - Jordan Tupai-Ui (Horowhenua-Kapiti) and Isaac Bracewell (Wairarapa Bush) - have been included in the reserves.

Saturday's match is the last opportunity for prospective New Zealand Under-20 players to impress before they go into the national camp.

Kick-off at Gallagher Stadium in Hamilton is 5.05pm.

The Hurricanes Under-20 squad to face the Chiefs is:

15 Connor Garden-Bachop
14 Awatere Kiwara
13 Josiah Maraku
12 Danny Toala
11 Reuben Va'a
10 Lincoln McClutchie
9 Griffin Culver
8 Devan Flanders
7 Shamus Hurley-Langton
6 Iona Apineru
5 Taine Plumtree
4 Caleb Delany
3 Uluilakepa Kaliopasi
2 Asafo Aumua
1 Fraser Armstrong

Reserves

16 Kianu Kereru Symes
17 Josiah Tavita Metcalfe
18 Jordan Tupai-Ui
19 Hugo Plummer
20 Keelan Whitman
21 Isaac Bracewell
22 Stewart Cruden
23 Kienan Higgins

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