16th October 11:06 AM
Hurricanes make 4 changes to their back-line for rematch against the Chiefs
By Iva Danford
Wednesday 18/07/2018
Hurricanes after their loss to the Chiefs [Photo:Stuff.co.nz]

Following last Saturday's 28‑24 loss in Hamilton to the Waikato franchise, the Hurricanes have made four changes to their backline for their rematch in Wellington.

With Wes Goosen nursing a head knock from last week's contest, Jordie Barrett has moved from fullback to the midfield alongside Ngani Laumape, seeing Nehe Milner‑Skudder shift from the wing to take the No.15 jersey.

The changes have seen departing former All Black Julian Savea recalled to the starting XV after being benched last week, while Ben Lam remaining on the left wing.

In the forwards, captain Brad Shields could be the only change as he is been bracketed alongside Reed Prinsep while he attempts to overcome a rib injury.

The only other change sees Gareth Evans start at openside flanker over Sam Henwood.

The Hurricanes will take on the Chiefs in Westpac Stadium at 7.35pm this Friday.

Hurricanes: Nehe Milner‑Skudder, Julian Savea, Jordie Barrett, Ngani Laumape, Ben Lam, Beauden Barrett, TJ Perenara, Blade Thomson, Gareth Evans, Brad Shields/Reed Prinsep, Sam Lousi, Michael Fatialofa, Jeff To'omaga‑Allen, Ricky Riccitelli, Toby Smith.

Reserves: James O'Reilly, Chris Eves, Ben May, Vaea Fifita, Reed Prinsep/Sam Henwood, Jamie Booth, Ihaia West, Wes Goosen/Jonah Lowe.

[Source:One News]

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