Hurricanes v Rebels: Teams

At Westpac Stadium, Saturday May 26, kick-off 6.30am

Last updated: 26th May 2012  

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The Hurricanes have made five changes to their line-up for the visit of the Melbourne Rebels on Saturday.

Still smarting from the 37-25 loss to the Brumbies, coach Mark Hammett has brought in Beauden Barrett, Alapati Leiua, Faifili Levave, Jack Lam and Jeffery Toomaga-Allen.

Tusi Pisi, Brad Shields and Reg Goodes all drop to the bench, while Cory Jane and Karl Lowe have both been ruled out through injury.

The Rebels have made just two changes to their line-up for the trip to Wellington.

Tim Davidson comes into the back-row in place of the rested Michael Lipman, while Jono Owen comes in at tighthead for the benched Rodney Blake.

Hurricanes: 15 Andre Taylor, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Conrad Smith (c), 12 Tim Bateman, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Faifili Levave, 5 Jason Eaton, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Ben May.
Replacements: 16 Motu Matu'u, 17 Reg Goodes, 18 James Broadhurst, 19 Brad Shields, 20 Chris Eaton, 21 Tusi Pisi, 22 Jayden Hayward.

Rebels: 15 Julian Huxley, 14 Mark Gerrard, 13 Mitch Inman, 12 Lachlan Mitchell, 11 Cooper Vuna, 10 Kurtley Beale, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Gareth Delve (capt), 7 Tim Davidson, 6 Luke Jones, 5 Hugh Pyle, 4 Cadeyrn Neville, 3 Jono Owen, 2 Ged Robinson, 1 Nic Henderson.
Replacements: 16 Adam Freier, 17 Rodney Blake, 18 Al Campbell, 19 Tom Chamberlain, 20 Richard Kingi, 21 James Hilgendorf, 22 Stirling Mortlock.

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