Hurricanes change two after Newlands horror show
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Two major changes have been made to the Hurricanes starting line-up set to take on the Jaguares in Buenos Aires this weekend.
It comes as the team looks to bounce back following a 0-27 loss to the Stormers last weekend at Newlands in Cape Town.
Jackson-Garden Bachop’s been selected as No.10 with Fletcher Smith on the bench whilst Asafo Aumua has been chosen over Ricky Riccitelli as hooker.
TJ Perenara once again captains the side, backed by the experience of Jordie Barrett and Ngani Laumape at fullback and inside centre and Ben Lam on the left wing.
The bench provides plenty more depth as well in Vince Aso, Jamie Booth and Vaea Fifita who scored the opening try against the Argentinians during Round 14 of last year’s tournament.
Hurricanes: 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Wes Goosen, 13 Billy Proctor, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Ben Lam, 10 Jackson Garden-Bachop, 9 TJ Perenara (captain), 8 Gareth Evans, 7 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 6 Reed Prinsep, 5 Scott Scrafton, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Asafo Aumua, 1 Fraser Armstrong.
Replacements: 16 Ricky Riccitelli, 17 Tevita Mafileo, 18 Alex Fidow, 19 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 20 Vaea Fifita, 21 Jamie Booth, 22 Fletcher Smith, 23 Vince Aso.
Date: Saturday, February 8
Venue: Estadio Jose Amalfitani, Buenos Aires
Kick-off: 20.00 (23.00 GMT; 12.00 NZ time Sunday, February 9)
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Pablo Deluca (Argentina), Martin Cordoba (Argentina)
TMO: Santiago Borsani (Argentina)
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