Hurricanes vs. Waratahs
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 4.30pm
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Referee: Glen Jackson (NZ)
- Waratahs have won five of the last seven meeting between the to sides;
- The last five meetings between the two sides has seen an average of 56 points scored in the match;
- The Hurricanes will make history if they win, winning eight matches in a row;
- Only the Hurricanes (9) have scored more last quarter tries in a match than the Waratahs (7).
Head to Head:
Played 19, Hurricanes 10, Waratahs 9.
2014 - Waratahs 39 beat Hurricanes 30.
Key Match Ups:
Nehe Milner-Skudder vs. Israel Folau (fullback)
Conrad Smith vs. Adam Ashley-Cooper (centre)
Ma'a Nonu vs. Kurtly Beale (second five-eighth)
Ardie Savea vs. Michael Hooper (openside)
James Broadhurst vs. Will Skelton (lock)
Hurricanes: Reggie Goodes, Motu Matu'u, Ben Franks, Jeremy Thrush, James Broadhurst, Ardie Savea. Callum Gibbins, Brad Shields, TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett, Julian Savea, Ma'a Nonu, Conrad Smith (c), Cory Jane, Nehe Milner-Skudder. Reserves: Brayden Mitchell, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, Chris Eves, Mark Abbott, Adam Hill, Frae Wilson, Rey Lee-Lo, James Marshall.
Waratahs: Israel Folau, Peter Betham, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Kurtley Beale, Rob Horne, Bernard Foley, Nick Phipps; Wycliff Palu, Michael Hooper, Pat McCutcheon; Dave Dennis, Will Skelton; Tolu Latu, Benn Robinson. Reserves: Tatafu Polota-Nau, Jeremy Tilse, Paddy Ryan, Jacques Potgieter, Mitchell Chapman, Stephen Hoiles, Brendan McKibbin, Matt Carraro, David Horwitz, Jed Holloway. (Two to be omitted)