All Blacks midfielder Ma'a Nonu is the major talking point in a predictable 2015 Hurricanes squad. Nonu was confirmed earlier this year after unsuccessful stints with both the Highlanders and Blues. He will be one part of the old firm in the Hurricanes midfield along with his All Blacks teammate and Hurricanes captain Conrad Smith.
A bunch of first-time Super Rugby players and some well known guys from other teams have been added also.
Chris Boyd will coach the side and will have some pressure to perform after losing nine straight matches this season with the Wellington ITM Cup side.
Ben Franks, Mark Abbott , Geoffrey Cridge* (Hawke's Bay), Dane Coles, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, Jeremy Thrush, Brad Shields, Ardie Savea, Victor Vito, TJ Perenara, Julian Savea, Ma'a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Cory Jane, Jason Woodward*, Reggie Goodes, Motu Matu'u, John Schwalger, Christian Lloyd*, Matt Proctor (Wellington), Callum Gibbins, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Chris Eves, (Manawatu), James Broadhurst, Beauden Barrett, Iopu Iopu-Aso*, Blade Thomson, James Marshall, Chris Smylie (Taranaki), Vince Aso* (Auckland), Reynold Lee-Lo (Counties Manukau), Willis Halaholo* (Southland).
Wider training group: Mike Kainga (Bay of Plenty), Leni Apisai*, Frae Wilson, Adam Hill (Wellington), Otere Black* (Manawatu), Hugh Renton* (Hawke's Bay).