Hurricanes select six All Blacks for Rebels
February 6, 2014
Beauden Barrett will play from the replacements bench © Getty Images
The Hurricanes have named six All Blacks in their squad to face Melbourne Rebels in the Super Rugby pre-season trial in Geelong on Saturday.
Prop Ben Franks and hooker Dane Coles have been named in the starting line-up alongside uncapped All Blacks squad member TJ Perenara, while Beauden Barrett, Julian Savea, Cory Jane and Jeffery Toomaga-Allen will all get game time off the bench.
The Hurricanes won their first pre-season match against the Blues 38-35 in Masterton on Saturday.
Squad: Andre Taylor; Nehe Milner-Skudder, Tim Bateman, Hadleigh Parkes, Matt Proctor; Marty Banks, TJ Perenara; Victor Vito, Ardie Savea, Brad Shields; Mark Reddish, James Broadhurst, John Schwalger; Dane Coles, Ben Franks. Replacements: Ash Dixon, Chris Eves, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, Brendon Edmonds, Jeremy Thrush, Mark Abbott, Jack Lam, Blade Thomson, Billy Guyton, Chris Smylie, Beauden Barrett, Cardiff Vaega, Julian Savea, Cory Jane.
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