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Hurricanes head to Christchurch without Vito and Jane

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hurricanes.co.nz     28 Jun 2012     Getty Images

That match was the last time the Hurricanes came out on top in the 21 encounters the two sides have had in Super Rugby, with a 30-24 win over the southerners.

This Saturday the Hurricanes line-up will be without Victor Vito (knee) and Cory Jane (ankle) as they are yet to overcome their respective injuries. Jack Lam (slight hamstring strain) has been bracketed with Karl Lowe for the number seven jersey.

Heading into this weekend’s match, the Crusaders are fourth on the table with 51 competition points and the Hurricanes are sixth with 45 points.

After this game the Hurricanes will have their second bye of the season before returning to Westpac Stadium on Friday 13th July for their final regular season match against the Chiefs.

Kick off this Saturday at AMI Stadium is 7.35pm.

The Hurricanes team is as follows:

1. Reg Goodes
2. Dane Coles
3. Ben May
4. Jeremy Thrush
5. Jason Eaton
6. Faifili Levave
7. Jack Lam / Karl Lowe
8. Brad Shields
9. Chris Eaton
10. Beauden Barrett
11. Julian Savea
12. Tim Bateman
13. Conrad Smith (c)
14. Alapati Leiua
15. Andre Taylor

Reserves

16. Motu Matu’u
17. Jeffery Toomaga-Allen
18. James Broadhurst
19. Karl Lowe / Mark Reddish
20. Frae Wilson
21. Tusi Pisi
22. Jayden Hayward