Canes rest Barrett & Savea against Rebels

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd has rested All Black Beaden Barrett for this weekend’s home match against the Rebels at Westpac Stadium on Friday.

Boyd has opted to start James Marshall in in Barrett’s place and he will partner halfback TJ Perenara who will run on for his 50th match.

The Perenara/Marshall combination will be the first start for the nine and ten combination.

Also taking a break this week is prop Ben Franks, along with Julian Savea, which has allowed Boyd to shuffle his back three.

Matt Proctor comes in for Savea, while Jason Woodward has been given another start at fullback. Manawatu’s Otere Black will also get his first chance for the Hurricanes, should he come off the bench on Friday.

With Ardie Savea (finger) and Blade Thomson (concussion) ruled out, Callum Gibbins occupies the number seven jersey, with Adam Hill coming into the reserves.


1. Reggie Goodes,2. Motu Matu’u,3. Ben May,4. Jeremy Thrush,5. James Broadhurst,6. Brad Shields,7. Callum Gibbins,8. Victor Vito,9. TJ Perenara,10. James Marshall,11. Matt Proctor,12. Ma’a Nonu,13. Conrad Smith (c),14. Cory Jane,15. Jason Woodward

Replacements : 16. Brayden Mitchell,17. Jeffery Toomaga-Allen,18. Chris Eves,19. Mark Abbott,20. Adam Hill,21. Chris Smylie,22. Otere Black,23. Nehe Milner-Skudder

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