Hurricanes change five

The Hurricanes have selected a new front row for Saturday's match against the Blues in Auckland.

Chris Eves starts at loosehead prop in place of Reggie Goodes, who received  a one-week suspension for a no-arms charge against the Chiefs last weekend, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen comes in for the injured Ben Franks at tighthead prop, while Dan Cole gets a run at hooker ahead of Motu Matu'u, who drops to the bench.

Elsewhere in the pack, Blade Thomson will start at openside flank, with Brad Shields among the replacements.

There is just one change to the backline, with Rey Lee-Lo at outside centre in place of captain Conrad Smith, who is being rested.

Jeremy Thrush will lead the team on Saturday.

Hurricanes – 15 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Rey Lee-Lo, 12 Ma'a Nonu, 11 Julian Savea, 10 James Marshall, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Blade Thomson, 5 James Broadhurst, 4 Jeremy Thrush (c ), 3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Chris Eves.
Subs: 16 Motu Matu'u, 17 Ben May, 18 Tolu Fahamokioa, 19 Mark Abbott/Callum Gibbins, 20 Brad Shields, 21 Chris Smylie, 22 Otere Black, 23 Willis Halaholo.

Super Rugby teams (Round 15)

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