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Lam brings up 50 games in farewell match against Crusaders

Thu 23rd Jul

Ben Lam will play his 50th and final game for the Hurricanes when they take on the Crusaders in Christchurch this Saturday.

Lam’s been with the Hurricanes since 2017, and in that time, he’s scored 32 tries (160 points) for the Hurricanes.

The Wellington-based Super Rugby team are now on a three-game winning streak, after dramatically beating the Blues 29 – 17 at Sky Stadium last Weekend.

Co-captain Dane Coles will not travel with the squad due to a minor back complaint. It means Asafo Aumua takes over the number two jersey, with Ricky Riccitelli on the bench.

The rest of the starting XV remains largely unchanged, with the only exception being Wes Goosen who gets the nod ahead of Kobus Van Wyk.

On the bench, Chase Tiatia, Tevita Mafileo and Vince Aso come into the fold – with the rest left status quo.

The Hurricanes team to play the Crusaders in Christchurch is:

1              Fraser Armstrong            

2              Asafo Aumua

3              Tyrel Lomax       

4              James Blackwell

5              Scott Scrafton   

6              Reed Prinsep    

7              Du’Plessis Kirifi 

8              Ardie Savea       

9              TJ Perenara [C] 

10           Jackson Garden-Bachop

11           Ben Lam - 50th Hurricanes Game

12           Ngani Laumape

13           Peter Umaga-Jensen     

14           Wes Goosen     

15           Jordie Barrett    

REPLACEMENTS:                              

16.          Ricky Riccitelli

17.          Tevita Mafileo  

18.          Alex Fidow         

19.          Isaia Walker-Leawere   

20.          Vaea Fifita          

21.          Jamie Booth      

22.          Vince Aso           

23.          Chase Tiatia       

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