Super Rugby

Lam to play 50th game for Hurricanes against Crusaders




Hurricanes Super rugby head coach Jason Holland has named Ben Lam to play his 50th and final game for the Hurricanes when they take on the Crusaders in Christchurch this Saturday.

Lam’s been with the Hurricanes since 2017, and in that time, he’s scored 32 tries (160 points) for the Hurricanes.

The Wellington-based Super Rugby team are now on a three-game winning streak, after dramatically beating the Blues 29 – 17 at Sky Stadium last Weekend.

Co-captain Dane Coles will not travel with the squad due to a minor back complaint. It means Asafo Aumua takes over the number two jersey, with Ricky Riccitelli on the bench.

The rest of the starting XV remains largely unchanged, with the only exception being Wes Goosen who gets the nod ahead of Kobus Van Wyk.

On the bench, Chase Tiatia, Tevita Mafileo and Vince Aso come into the fold – with the rest left status quo.


1 Fraser Armstrong 2 Asafo Aumua,3 Tyrel Lomax ,4 James Blackwell,5 Scott Scrafton ,6 Reed Prinsep,7 Du’Plessis Kirifi ,8 Ardie Savea ,9 TJ Perenara [C] , 10 Jackson Garden-Bachop, 11 Ben Lam , 12 Ngani Laumape, 13 Peter Umaga-Jensen , 14.Wes Goosen, 15Jordie Barrett

Replacements: 16.Ricky Riccitelli, 17. Tevita Mafileo , 18. Alex Fidow , 19. Isaia Walker-Leawere, 20.Vaea Fifita , 21.Jamie Booth, 22.Vince Aso , 23. Chase Tiatia

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