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Hurricanes lose Milner-Skudder for Highlanders

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The Hurricanes will play their second round Super Rugby final rematch against the Highlanders without fullback Nehe Milner-Skudder due to injury.

Milner-Skudder suffered a bruised leg in the Hurricanes season operner against the Brumbies and has been ruled out for this week.

All Black Milner-Skudder was bracketed in the original team named to play and the medics have now decided it would be best for him to rest this round.

James Marshall will start at fullback with Jason Woodward coming into the replacements.

Hurricanes

James Marshall, Cory Jane, Vince Aso, Ngani Laumape, Julian Savea, Beauden Barrett, TJ Perenara (c), Victor Vito, Ardie Savea, Brad Shields, Mark Abbott, Blade Thomson, Jeff Toomaga-Allen, Leni Apisai, Reggie Goodes.

Replacements: Ricky Riccitelli, Chris Eves, Loni Uhila, Vaea Fifita, Callum Gibbins, Jamison Gibson-Park, Jason Woodward, Willis Halaholo.

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