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Savea returns for the Hurricanes to face Bulls

Julian Savea has been named in the Hurricanes starting line up

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Article Published: Thursday 2 May 2013|

The Hurricanes have named their team to play the Bulls this weekend with three changes to the starting line up that lost to the Stormers last week.

All Black winger Julian Savea returns to the Hurricanes starting line up while Tusi Pisi will run out at second five-eighth.

In the forwards Ash Dixon will make his first Super Rugby start coming in for the injured Motu Matu’u at hooker.

The Hurricanes will continue a 5/2 split on the bench this weekend. The changes include the return of both Reggie Goodes and Jack Lam to the 22, and Tim Bateman on the bench swapping with Pisi.

The Hurricanes will play their first match on South African soil this season but is their second in a three week run against South African conference sides.

The team will face the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein the following week before heading back to New Zealand.


1. Ben Franks ,2. Ash Dixon,3. Jeffery Toomaga-Allen,4. Jeremy Thrush,5. Jason Eaton,6. Brad Shields,7. Karl Lowe,8. Victor Vito,9. TJ Perenara,10. Beauden Barrett,11. Julian Savea,12. Tusi Pisi,13. Conrad Smith (c) ,14. Alapati Leiua ,15. Andre Taylor

Replacements : 16. Reggie Goodes,17. Ben May,18. Mark Reddish,19. Faifili Levave,20. Jack Lam,21. Chris Smylie,22. Tim Bateman

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