All Blacks duo boosts Canes

Beauden Barrett and Dane Coles have been named in the Hurricanes team for Friday's quarter-final against the Brumbies in Canberra.

Barrett and centre Vince Aso were late withdrawals from the Hurricanes' side that beat the Crusaders last weekend, but the flyhalf is back in the starting lineup ahead of Otere Black, who drops to the bench.

Aso is still nursing a groin injury with Jordie Barrett continuing to plug the gap at outside centre.

Coles, who has been sidelined for the past four months, will make his return to action via the bench as coach Chris Boyd opts to keep hooker Ricky Riccitelli in the run-on XV.

Hurricanes – 15 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 14 Wes Goosen, 13 Jordie Barrett, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara (c), 8 Brad Shields, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Vaea Fifita, 5 Sam Lousi, 4 Mark Abbott,3  Jeff To'omaga-Allen, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Ben May.
Subs: 16 Dane Coles, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Loni Uhila, 19 Reed Prinsep, 20 Callum Gibbins, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Otere Black, 23 Cory Jane.

Super Rugby teams (Quarter-finals)

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