NZ latest – Jane, Smith back for Canes

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Jane, Smith back for Canes – Cory Jane and Conrad Smith return for the Hurricanes’ clash against the Force in Palmerston North on Friday.

Jane and Smith have been sidelined with hamstring and nose injuries respectively. The duo now give the Canes a full strength backline as Jane slots in at fullback while Smith joins Ma’a Nonu in the midfield.

Up front, skipper Andrew Hore gets a rest on the bench with Dan Coles starting at hooker.

Hurricanes – 15 Cory Jane, 14 Andre Taylor, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Chris Eaton, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Faifile Levave, 5 James Broadhurst, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Neemia Tialata, 2 Dane Coles, 1 John Schwalger.
Subs: 16 Andrew Hore, 17 Jacob Ellison, 18 Bryn Evans, 19 Mark Reddish, 20 Piri Weepu, 21 Jayden Hayward, 22 Julian Savea.