Barrett back at pivot for Canes
24 May 2012
Beauden Barrett returns to flyhalf in one of five changes to the Hurricanes’ starting lineup to face the Melbourne Rebels in Wellington on Saturday.
Barrett replaces Tusi Pisi, while Alapati Leiua claims the injured Cory Jane’s No 14 jersey. In the forwards, Jack Lam replaces injured opensider Karl Lowe, Faifili Levave starts ahead of Brad Shields at blindside, and prop Jeffery Toomaga-Allen returns for Reg Goodes.
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.
Subs: 16 Motu Matu’u, 17 Reg Goodes, 18 James Broadhurst, 19 Brad Shields, 20 Chris Eaton, 21 Tusi Pisi, 22 Jayden Hayward.