Canes braced for Chiefs

The Hurricanes named a full-strength side to play the Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday.

There are returns for scrumhalf TJ Perenara and wings Cory Jane and Julian Savea. Perenara and Savea’s inclusion in the starting line-up sees Alapati Leiua and Chris Eaton drop to the bench.

Prop Reg Goodes is named on the wood for the first time this season after a lengthy injury lay-off, as is loose forward Jack Lam.

Hurricanes - 15 Andre Taylor, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Tim Bateman, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Karl Lowe, 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 Mark Reddish, 19 Jack Lam, 20 Chris Eaton, 21 Charlie Ngatai, 22 Alapati Leiua.