Hurricanes get set for Cats

The Hurricanes play the first of five successive matches against the South African teams on Friday. They will start this ordeal with the Johannesburg based Cats.

After Friday’s match the Hurricanes go on tour to South Africa and then after three tough matches they will take on the Sharks in Wellington.

On tour they play the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein then they take on the Stormers in Cape Town and the Bulls at Loftus in Pretoria.

With all of these tough physical matches in a row a win with out any more significant injuries is vital.


Hurricanes: Isaia Toeava, Lome Fa’atau, Ma’a Nonu, Tana Umaga, Hosea Gear, David Holwell, Piri Weepu, Rodney So’oialo (captain), Chris Masoe, Luke Andrews, Jason Eaton, Paul Tito, Neemia Tialata, Andrew Hore, Joe McDonnell. Reserves: Luke Mahoney, Tim Fairbrother, Jerry Collins, Thomas Waldrom, Brendan Haami, Jimmy Gopperth, Shannon Paku.

Cats: Earl Rose, Wylie Human, Grant Esterhuizen, Wayne Julies, Jacque Fourie, Tiaan Snyman, Enrico Januarie, Ernst Joubert, Wikus van Heerden (captain), Gerhard Vosloo, Willem Stoltz, Trevor Hall, Daniel Muller, Lukas van Biljon, Pietman van Niekerk. Reserves: Delarey du Preez, Lawrence Sephaka, Kleinjan Tromp, Cobus Grobbelaar, Jano Vermaak, Doppies la Grange, Jorrie Muller.

Referee: Scott Young (Aus)

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