Hurricanes pick Weepu for Waratahs clash

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Hurricanes coach Colin Cooper has named Piri Weepu at scrumhalf for his side’s crucial clash with the Waratahs despite the All Black scrumhalf limping out of practice with an ankle injury.

The ‘Canes will give Weepu as much time as possible to recover ahead of the game in Sydney on Friday, but have lined up Tyson Keats and Chris Eaton as replacement should Weepu fail to recover in time.

All Black centre Conrad Smith returns from injury to start alongside Ma’a Nonu. Victor Vito lost his fitness race and will not travel to Sydney with the squad.

Hurricanes

Team vs Waratahs
14 May 10
11:40
Aussie Stadium, Sydney, Australia

1 John Schwalger
2 Andrew Hore
3 Neemia Tialata
4 Bryn Evans
5 Jeremy Thrush
6 Michael Paterson
7 Karl Lowe
8 Rodney So’oialo
9 Piri Weepu
10 Aaron Cruden
11 Hosea Gear
12 Ma’a Nonu
13 Conrad Smith
14 Tamati Ellison
15 Cory Jane
16 Dane Coles
17 Jacob Ellison
18 Nick Crosswell
19 Scott Waldrom
20 Tyson Keats
21 Jason Kawau
22 David Smith

* Captain – Andrew Hore
* Conrad Smith returns at 13
* Piri Weepu an injury doubt after limping out of practice on Wednesday
* Jason Kawau and Willie Ripia bracketed for the number 21 jersey

[Story from SARugby.com]

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