Beauden Barrett has been named on the Hurricanes bench for their match against the Bulls at Loftus on Saturday.
The All Blacks flyhalf only linked up with the Canes squad in South Africa recently and hasn’t played any rugby since last November. As a result, coach Chris Boyd has opted to start Blues recruit Ihaia West at No 10.
No 8 Gareth Evans and loosehead prop Toby Smith will also make their Super Rugby debuts for the Hurricanes.
Hurricanes – 15 Matt Proctor, 14 Julian Savea, 13 Vince Aso, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Wes Goosen, 10 Ihaia West, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Gareth Evans, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Brad Shields (c), 5 Sam Lousi, 4 Vaea Fifita, 3 Ben May, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Toby Smith.
Subs: 16 James O’Reilly, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Alex Fidow, 19 Murray Douglas, 20 Blade Thomson, 21 Jamie Booth, 22 Beauden Barrett, 23 Ben Lam.
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