The Barrett brothers have returned to the Hurricanes’ starting lineup for their week three clash with the Jaguares.
Beauden came off the bench to score a try against the Bulls last week, while younger brother Jordie will make his first appearance since injuring his shoulder in last year’s semifinal.
— Hurricanes Rugby (@Hurricanesrugby) March 1, 2018
With Jordie Barrett set to start at fullback, Matt Proctor moves to centre and Vince Aso heads to the bench.
World Rugby Player of the Year Beauden Barrett takes back his No 10 jersey, and the injured Wes Goosen is replaced by Ben Lam on the left wing.
Chris Boyd has made one change to the starting forward pack, with Chris Eves taking the place of Toby Smith at loosehead prop.
After being a late scratch from the bench against the Bulls, young front rower Alex Fidow is in line for his Super Rugby debut. The team also welcomes back lock Michael Fatialofa, who takes a spot on the bench.
15. Jordie Barrett, 14. Julian Savea, 13. Matt Proctor, 12. Ngani Laumape, 11. Ben Lam, 10. Beauden Barrett, 9. TJ Perenara, 8. Gareth Evans, 7. Ardie Savea, 6. Brad Shields (C), 5. Sam Lousi, 4. Vaea Fifita, 3. Ben May, 2. Ricky Riccitelli, 1. Chris Eves.
Reserves: 16. James O’Reilly, 17. Fraser Armstrong, 18. Alex Fidow, 19. Michael Fatialofa, 20. Blade Thomson, 21. Jamie Booth, 22. Jackson Garden-Bachop, 23. Vince Aso.
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