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Hurricanes name strong team despite missing All Blacks

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hurricanes.co.nz and James Mortimer     30 Jan 2014     Getty Images

Plenty of new faces will get a run for the Hurricanes this weekend, with majority of the new squad and wider training group members set to go up against the Blues.

After a gruelling pre-season that has seen the squad undergo a number of intensive training sessions, the Hurricanes are itching to get onto Memorial Park for their first hit-out of 2014.

The game kicks off at 3pm, with a number of feature sevens matches set to warm up the crowd from 12.55pm.

Tickets to the Masterton game are available at www.tui.co.nz.

The team is:

1. Chris Eves
2. Joe Royal
3. Brendon Edmonds
4. Mark Abbott
5. James Broadhurst
6. Jack Lam
7. Ardie Savea
8. Brad Shields
9. Chris Smylie
10. Marty Banks
11. Matt Proctor
12. Cardiff Vaega
13. Tim Bateman
14. Newton Tudreu
15. Nehe Milner-Skudder

16. Motu Matu’u
17. Adrian Barone
18. John Schwalger
19. Mark Reddish
20. Blade Thomson
21. Faifili Levave
22. Adam Hill
23. Callum Gibbins
24. Billy Guyton
25. Beaudein Waaka
26. Hadleigh Parkes
27. Andre Taylor