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- 19th Apr 2013
- KO 08:35
- Ground: Westpac Trust Stadium
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Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett has responded to his side's heavy loss to the Blues by making four changes for Friday's visit of the Western Force.
The Hurricanes were thumped 28-6 last time out - and it is in the pack Hammett has opted to freshen up.
Jack Lam, Jeremy Thrush and Jeffery Toomaga-Allen are all handed starts, while Chris Smylie is handed the No 9 jersey.
Ardie Savea, Jason Eaton and TJ Perenara are all rested, while Victor Vito (calf) and Ben May (elbow) are ruled out through injury. Dan Coles had been due to start but he is now facing a spell out with a fractured eye socket.
The Force are boosted by the return of centre Winston Stanley.
Stanley comes in to the midfield as one of four changes, with prop Tetera Faulkner, flanker Angus Cottrell and winger Patrick Dellit also included in the starting XV.
Prop Kieran Longbottom makes his comeback off the bench, while hooker James Hilterbrand is in line to make his Super Rugby debut.
Hurricanes: 15 Beauden Barrett, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Conrad Smith (c), 12 Tim Bateman, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Chris Smylie, 8 Faifili Levave, 7 Brad Shields, 6 Jack Lam, 5 Mark Reddish, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 2 Motu Matu'u, 1 Ben Franks.
Replacements: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Reggie Goodes, 18 James Broadhurst, 19 Karl Lowe, 20 TJ Perenara, 21 Reynold Lee-Lo, 22 Andre Taylor
Western Force: 15 Jayden Hayward, 14 Patrick Dellit, 13 Winston Stanley, 12 Junior Rasolea, 11 Ed Stubbs, 10 Sam Norton-Knight, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Richard Brown, 7 Matt Hodgson (c), 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Sam Wykes, 4 Toby Lynn, 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Heath Tessmann, 1 Pek Cowan.
Replacements: 16 James Hilterbrand, 17 Kieran Longbottom, 18 Rory Walton, 19 Chris Alcock, 20 Mick Snowden, 21 Sias Ebersohn, 22 Alfie Mafi.
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|Lions 60 - 25 Cheetahs|
|Reds 3 - 34 Waratahs|
|Friday 11th July|
|Brumbies 47 - 25 Western Force|
|Sunday 6th July|
|Waratahs 44 - 16 Highlanders|
|Saturday 5th July|
|Cheetahs 27 - 20 Sharks|
|Stormers 16 - 0 Bulls|
|Western Force 30 - 20 Reds|
|Crusaders 21 - 13 Blues|
|Friday 4th July|
|Lions 34 - 17 Melbourne Rebels|
|Chiefs 24 - 16 Hurricanes|
|Saturday 28th June|
|Western Force 14 - 40 Blues|
|Waratahs 39 - 8 Brumbies|
|Hurricanes 16 - 9 Crusaders|
|Friday 27th June|
|Melbourne Rebels 20 - 36 Reds|
|Highlanders 29 - 25 Chiefs|
|Saturday 31st May|
|Sharks 19 - 21 Stormers|
|Lions 32 - 21 Bulls|
|Brumbies 37 - 10 Melbourne Rebels|
|Blues 37 - 24 Hurricanes|
|Chiefs 17 - 33 Waratahs|
|Friday 30th May|
|Reds 38 - 31 Highlanders|
|Crusaders 30 - 7 Western Force|
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