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At a Glance: Hurricanes vs. Stormers

  • At a Glance: Hurricanes vs. Stormers

Hurricanes vs. Stormers

Friday, April 3, 2015, 7.35pm

Westpac Stadium, Wellington

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Referee: Rohan Hoffmann (Aus)

#HURvSTO

Notes: 

- Hurricanes have lost their last four matches against the Stormers.

- A win for the Hurricanes will equal the franchise's best ever winning streak of seven matches in a row in April 2003.

- The Stormers have lost their last four matches in New Zealand. They haven't lost five straight matches in New Zealand since 1998. 

- The Stormers rank second last in tackling success rate this year at 84%.

- In contrast, the Hurricanes have the best tackling success rate this season at 90%.

Key Match Ups:

Conrad Smith vs. Juan deJongh (centre)

Victor Vito vs. Duane Vermeulen (number 8)

Callum Gibbins vs. Schalk Burger (openside)

Brad Shields vs. Siya Kolisi (blindside)

Eben Etzebeth vs. Jeremy Thrush (lock)

Teams:

Hurricanes: 1. Reggie Goodes 2. Motu Matu’u 3. Ben Franks 4. Jeremy Thrush 5. James Broadhurst 6. Brad Shields 7. Callum Gibbins 8. Victor Vito 9. TJ Perenara 10. Beauden Barrett 11. Julian Savea 12. Ma’a Nonu 13. Conrad Smith 14. Cory Jane 15. Nehe Milner-Skudder. 

Reserves: 16. Brayden Mitchell 17. Ben May 18. Chris Eves 19. Mark Abbott 20. Adam Hill 21. Chris Smylie 22. Rey Lee-Lo 23. James Marshall.

Stormers: 15. Cheslin Kolbe , 14. Kobus van Wyk , 13. Juan de Jongh (vice-captain) , 12. Damian de Allende , 11. Dillyn Leyds , 10. Demetri Catrakilis , 9. Nic Groom , 8. Duane Vermeulen (captain) , 7. Schalk Burger , 6. Siya Kolisi (50th cap for Stormers) , 5. Manuel Carizza , 4. Eben Etzebeth , 3. Vincent Koch , 2. Scarra Ntubeni , 1. Steven Kitshoff.

Reserves: 16. Bongi Mbonambi , 17. Oli Kebble , 18. Frans Malherbe , 19. Ruan Botha , 20. Michael Rhodes , 21. Louis Schreuder , 22. Kurt Coleman , 23. Huw Jones.

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