Canes boost before Brumbies

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Canes boost before Brumbies

Conrad Smith will lead his side against the Brumbies this weekend after recovering from a concussion picked up three weeks ago. Smith’s return to the midfield has forced Reynold Lee-Lo to move to inside centre.

Along with Smith, Dane Coles returns to the front row, while James Broadhurst returns to the second row. Brad Shields is also back in the loose trio, combining with Victor Vito and Jack Lam.

Hurricanes: 15. Andre Taylor, 14. Alapati Leiua, 13. Conrad Smith, 12. Reynold Lee-Lo, 11. Julian Savea, 10. Beauden Barrett, 9. TJ Perenara, 8. Victor Vito, 7. Jack Lam, 6. Brad Shields, 5. James Broadhurst, 4. Jeremy Thrush, 3. Ben May, 2. Dane Coles, 1. Ben Franks. Substitutes: 16. Ash Dixon, 17. Reggie Goodes, 18. Mark Reddish, 19. Faifili Levave, 20. Chris Smylie, 21. Tusi Pisi, 22. James Marshall