Hurricanes name team for near sell out Sharks match




The Sharks win against the Highlanders has sparked a fair bit of interest in this weeks Hurricanes match. By yesterday more than 21,000 tickets had sold for the match against the Sharks.

The Sharks match is expected to be a near sell out even though rain has been forecast. The Hurricanes are second on the Super 14 log with five wins from six matches.

The Hurricanes returned to Wellington early Tuesday morning from a successful South African tour, that earned them nine competition points and two wins from three games played.

Coach Colin Cooper has named four changes to the Hurricanes starting fifteen to the team that played the Bulls on Saturday.


Hurricanes to play Sharks

1 Joe McDonnell
2 Andrew Hore
3 Neemia Tialata
4 Paul Tito
5 Luke Andrews
6 Jerry Collins
7 Chris Masoe
8 Rodney So’oialo (Captain)
9 Piri Weepu
10 Jimmy Gopperth
11 Shannon Paku
12 Tane Tu’ipulotu
13 Ma’a Nonu
14 Lome Fa’atau
15 Isaia Toeava


16 Luke Mahoney
17 Tim Fairbrother
18 Ross Kennedy
19 Jason Eaton
20 Thomas Waldrom
21 Brendan Haami
22 Tamati Ellison

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