The Hurricanes have welcomed back their star players for the quarter-final clash with the Vodacom Bulls.
Coach John Plumtree will field a full-strength side in the playoff at the Cake Tin on Saturday after resting his stars in the round 18 clash against the Blues. Beauden Barrett returns to partner All Blacks teammate TJ Perenara in the halfbacks.
Jordie Barrett, West Goosen and Ngani Laumape are back to bolster the backline, while Toby Smith, Jeff To’omaga-Allen, James Blackwell and Ardie Savea all return to the starting pack.
Hurricanes – 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Wes Goosen, 13 Peter Umaga-Jensen, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Ben Lam, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Gareth Evans, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Reed Prinsep, 5 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Jeff To’omaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles (c), 1 Toby Smith.
Subs: 16 Asafo Aumua, 17 Fraser Armstrong, 18 Ben May/Alex Fidow, 19 Kane Le’aupepel, 20 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 21 Richard Judd/Finlay Christie, 22 James Marshall, 23 Salesi Rayasi.
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