Hurricanes make four changes for Cheetahs

The Hurricanes have named their team to play the Cheetahs in in Bloemfontein on Friday with four changes to the team that lost to the Bulls.

Regular Hurricanes captain Conrad Smith misses the match after he suffered concussion last weekend so Victor Vito leads the side.

There are four changes to the team that played last weekend two brackets to the starting 15.

Ben May (tighthead prop), Faifili Levave (blindside flanker) and Tim Bateman (second five-eighth) all come into the starting line-up.

Reynold Lee-Lo will make his first start after six appearances off the replacements bench.

Jack Lam has been bracketed with Karl Lowe for the number 7 jersey and Andre Taylor has been bracketed with James Marshall at fullback.

On the bench, James Broadhurst takes the number 18 jersey.

The match is the Hurricanes last in South Africa before they head back to New Zealand.


1. Ben Franks ,2. Ash Dixon,3. Ben May,4. Jeremy Thrush,5. Jason Eaton,6. Faifili Levave,7. Jack Lam / Karl Lowe,8. Victor Vito (c),9. TJ Perenara,10. Beauden Barrett,11. Julian Savea,12. Tim Bateman,13. Reynold Lee-Lo,14. Alapati Leiua ,15. Andre Taylor / James Marshall

Replacements :16. Reggie Goodes,17. Jeffery Toomaga-Allen,18. James Broadhurst,19. Brad Shields,20. Chris Smylie,21. Tusi Pisi,22. James Marshall / Karl Lowe

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