Defending Super Rugby champions the Hurricanes have included Beauden Barrett and hooker Dane Coles in their team to play in the Quarter-final against the Brumbies Canberra on Friday.
Canberra Super Rugby franchise the Brumbies have included Christian Lealiifano in their team to play the Super Rugby do-or-die Quarter Final against the Hurricanes at GIO Stadium.
Barrett will wear the No.10 jersey after missing the final match of the regular season against the Crusaders due to a sinus infection in the only change to the starting fifteen.
Brumbies v Hurricanes – Super Rugby Qualifiers
Friday 21 July 2017 ; Newlands, Cape Town
Last five results
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 Brumbies v Hurricanes 21-56 Napier
Fri, 26 Feb 2016 Brumbies v Hurricanes 52-10 Canberra
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 Semi Brumbies v Hurricanes 9-29 Wellington
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 Brumbies v Hurricanes 29-21 Wellington
Fri, 31 May 2013 Brumbies v Hurricanes 30-23 Canberra
Australian Conference winners the Brumbies hosting the Hurricanes is the first of four Super Rugby quarter finals this weekend.
The Brumbies go into this match having been hit by injuries in their backline and are coming off back to back losses. It;s fair to say they are heavy underdogs
15 Tom Banks, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Andrew Smith, 11 James Dargaville, 10 Wharenui Hawera, 9 Joe Powell; 1 Scott Sio, 2 Josh Mann-Rea, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 4 Rory Arnold, 5 Sam Carter (c), 6 Scott Fardy, 7 Chris Alcock, 8 Jordan Smiler.
Replacements: 16 Robbie Axel, 17 Ben Alexander, 18 Leslie Leulua’iali’i-Makin, 19 Blake Enever, 20 Jarrad Butler, 21 Tomas Cubelli, 22 Jordan Jackson-Hope, 23 Christian Lealiifano
15 Nehe Milner-Skudder , 14 Wes Goosen , 13 Jordie Barrett , 12 Ngani Laumape , 11 Julian Savea , 10 Beauden Barrett , 9 TJ Perenara (c) , 8 Brad Shields , 7 Ardie Savea , 6 Vaea Fifita , 5 Sam Lousi , 4 Mark Abbott , 3 Jeff To’omaga-Allen , 2 Ricky Riccitelli , 1 Ben May
Replacements : 16 Dane Coles , 17 Chris Eves , 18 Loni Uhila , 19 Reed Prinsep , 20 Callum Gibbins , 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi , 22 Otere Black , 23 Cory Jane