Hurricanes tweak line-up for Crusaders clash

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The Hurricanes are the only side that managed to hand the Crusaders a loss in 2020, breaking their four-year winning streak at home.



New All Black Peter Umaga-Jensen, who came off the bench in round one has been handed the number 13 jersey this week and is the only change head coach, Jason Holland, has made to the backs.



Up front is where rejigs have happened, with Isaia Walker-Leawere, Reed Prinsep and Du’Plessis Kirifi all given a start.



Holland has plenty of firepower up his sleeve, with the likes of Ricky Riccitelli, Billy Proctor, and Salesi Rayasi on the bench.

 

Kick-off at Orangetheory Stadium is 4:35pm and live coverage will be aired on Sky Sport 1 and internationally in selected territories on Rugby Pass.

The Hurricanes team to face the Crusaders in Christchurch is:

1: FRASER ARMSTRONG
2: ASAFO AUMUA
3: TYREL LOMAX
4: JAMES BLACKWELL
5: ISAIA WALKER-LEAWERE
6: REED PRINSEP
7: DU’PLESSIS KIRIFI
8: ARDIE SAVEA [C]
9: JONATHAN TAUMATEINE
10: JACKSON GARDEN-BACHOP
11: JULIAN SAVEA
12: NGANI LAUMAPE
13: PETER UMAGA-JENSEN
14: WES GOOSEN
15: JORDIE BARRETT

RESERVES: RICKY RICCITELLI, XAVIER NUMIA, TEVITA MAFILEO, LIAM MITCHELL, DEVAN FLANDERS, LUKE CAMPBELL, BILLY PROCTOR, SALESI RAYASI

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