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Hurricanes team for pre-season clash against the Crusaders

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Head Coach Jason Holland has named his side for Saturday’s preseason clash against the Crusaders, which will be played behind closed doors at Jack Reid Park, Arrowtown.

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Players will be looking to impress ahead of the Hurricanes season opener against the Crusaders on February 19th.

“We’re still not 100% on who our best 23 are to play Round 1, so there is still opportunity for the guys to put their best foot forward this weekend and nab that jersey,” said Hurricanes Head Coach, Jason Holland.

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“There is a hell of a lot of competition here and we’re definitely open to seeing who performs. We’re keen to see how the guys go on the weekend.”

Latecomer Reed Prinsep will make an appearance during the last 20 minutes, after completing 5 days in isolation before coming back into the fold. James Blackwell will get the opportunity to captain the team.

Hurricanes team for pre-season match two against the Crusaders, 5pm, Saturday, 12 February, at Jack Reid Park, Arrowtown

1 Pouri Rakete-Stones
2 Jacob Devery
3 Tevita Mafileo
4 James Blackwell [c]
5 Caleb Delany
6 Devan Flanders
7 Du’Plessis Kirifi
8 Brayden Iose
9 Jamie Booth
10 Jackson Garden-Bachop
11 Salesi Rayasi
12 Peter Umaga-Jensen
13 Billy Proctor
14 Josh Moorby
15 Ruben Love

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REPLACEMENTS:

16. Siua Maile
17. Xavier Numia
18. Alex Fidow
19. Ben May
20. Ofa Tauatavalu
21. Justin Sangster
22. Te Kamaka (TK) Howden
23. Shamus Hurley-Langton
24. Reed Prinsep
25. Logan Henry
26. Aidan Morgan
27. Leroy Carter
28. Julian Savea
29. Bailyn Sullivan
30. Nehe Milner-Skudder

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