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At a Glance: Hurricanes vs. Chiefs preview

  • At a Glance: Hurricanes vs. Chiefs preview

Hurricanes vs. Chiefs

Saturday May 16, 2015, 7.35pm

Westpac Stadium, Wellington

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Referee: Glen Jackson (NZ)



- Hurricanes have won just two of their last seven matches against the Chiefs;

- Hurricanes have won eight of their last nine when playing at home against the Chiefs;

- The Chiefs three loses this season have a combined losing margin of just five points;

- Chiefs captain Liam Messam leads the competition in penalties conceded this year with 18 while Hurricanes prop Ben Franks is one behind with 17;

- Hurricanes have beaten the most defenders on average this year (23.2 pg)

Key Match Ups

- Julian Savea vs. Hosea Gear (wing)

- Cory Jane vs. James Lowe (wing)

- Ma'a Nonu vs. Sonny Bill Williams (second five-eighth)

- Ardie Savea vs. Sam Cane (openside)

- Victor Vito vs. Liam Messam (no 8)


Hurricanes: Reggie Goodes, Motu Matu’u, Ben Franks, Jeremy Thrush, James Broadhurst, Brad Shields, Ardie Savea, Victor Vito, TJ Perenara, James Marshall, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Cory Jane, Nehe Milner-Skudder. Reserves: Dane Coles, Chris Eves, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, Mark Abbott/Callum Gibbins, Blade Thomson, Chris Smylie, Otere Black, Rey Lee-Lo.

Chiefs: Tom Marshall, Hosea Gear, Charlie Ngatai, Sonny Bill Williams, James Lowe, Damian McKenzie, Brad Weber, Michael Leitch, Sam Cane, Liam Messam (captain), Michael FitzGerald, Michael Allardice, Ben Tameifuna, Hika Elliot, Pauliasi Manu. Reserves: Quentin MacDonald, Siate Tokolahi, Mitchell Graham, Liam Squire, Maama Vaipulu, Augustine Pulu, Andrew Horrell, Bryce Heem.

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