Hurricanes Home for Early Kick-off

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Jason Eaton of the Hurricanes is tackled by Brendon Leonard of the Chiefs during the round four Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Chiefs at Westpac Stadium on March 12, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo by Marty Melville

The Hurricanes will host the Cheetahs this Saturday 31st March at the early kick-off time off 6:30am CAT at Westpac Stadium. This will be the Cheetahs last stop on their tour of Australia and New Zealand and the Hurricanes second home game for the season.

James Broadhurst and Charlie Ngatai will make their first start on Saturday after five and four appearances respectively off the bench this year.

Karl Lowe has returned from injury to start at openside flanker against the Cheetahs. Lowe played for the Hurricanes Development side last week against Samoa A and will make his first appearance for the Hurricanes since they played the Waratahs in their final round of the competition in 2010.

Jayden Hayward also comes into the 22 for the first time and will be on the bench for Saturday’s clash.

The Hurricanes team is as follows:

1. Tristan Moran

2. Dane Coles

3. Jeffery Toomaga-Allen

4. James Broadhurst

5. Jason Eaton

6. Faifili Levave

7. Karl Lowe

8. Brad Shields

9. TJ Perenara

10. Beauden Barrett

11. Julian Savea

12. Charlie Ngatai

13. Conrad Smith (Captain)

14. Cory Jane

15. Andre Taylor

Reserves:

16. Motu Matu’u

17. Michael Bent

18. Mark Reddish

19. Jack Lam

20. Chris Eaton

21. Daniel Kirkpatrick

22. Jayden Hayward

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