• Franks to hit century against Stormers

    Hurricanes prop Ben Franks will get his 100th Vodacom Super Rugby cap when he starts against the Stormers at Newlands.

    Franks will be joined by experienced tighthead prop John Schwalger, in one of two changes to the forward pack. The other sees Mark Reddish come in at No 5 lock.

    James Broadhurst and Ardie Savea are on the bench.

    Hurricanes – 15 Marty Banks, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith (c), 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Blade Thomson, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Faifili Levave, 5 Mark Reddish, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 John Schwalger, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Ben Franks.
    Subs: 16 Motu Matu'u, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 19 James Broadhurst, 20 Ardie Savea, 21 Chris Smylie, 22 Alapati Leiua, 23 James Marshall.

    Stormers team to play Hurricanes

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