Hurricanes bring back big guns for Brumbies clash

Dane Coles and Beauden Barrett are back in the Hurricanes 23 for their quarter final clash with the Brumbies on Friday night.

Coles will come from the bench in his first match in four months, having suffered lingering concussion symptoms since copping a head knock against the Highlanders in round four.

That is a significant inclusion for the Canes but getting their star flyhalf back is of utmost importance.

Barrett missed the win against the Crusaders due to a sinus infection so to have him fit and firing come Friday night is a major boost for Hurricanes fans.

There is still no Vince Aso on the team sheet, which means Jordie Barrett will stay at outside centre.

Nehe Milner-Skudder starts at fullback - as he did against the Crusaders - with Wes Goosen covering on the right wing.


Hurricanes team to face the Brumbies

1. Ben May

2. Ricky Riccitelli

3. Jeff Toomaga-Allen

4. Mark Abbott

5. Sam Lousi

6. Vaea Fifita

7. Ardie Savea

8. Brad Shields

9. TJ Perenara (C)

10. Beauden Barrett

11. Julian Savea

12. Ngani Laumape

13. Jordie Barrett

14. Wes Goosen

15. Nehe Milner-Skudder


16. Dane Coles

17. Chris Eves

18. Loni Uhila

19. Reed Prinsep

20. Callum Gibbins

21. Te Tairoa Tahuriorangi

22. Otere Black

23. Cory Jane