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Hurricanes reveals squad for Chiefs test

Chris Boyd , Hurricanes head coach has made slight changes to his team to face Chiefs on Sartuday July 13 at FMG Stadium in Waikato in Hamilton.
The starting XV that played Blues on the last round welcomes prop Jeff Toomaga-Allen from the bench to the first team and Michael Fatialofa at the lock in the changes at the pack. Ben Lam the competition leading try scorer also returns b and he is the only change to a backline that produced six tries against Blues with inclusion of a franchise record-equaling four forinside center Ngami Luamape who will form a midfield combination with Wes Goosen.
The bench has also seen some changes withChris Eves, Reed Prinsep andFinlay Christie returning after a week out.
This is the last Super Rugby round-robin match and the Hurricanes only need to win, get a bonus or avoid a heavy defeat against Chiefs to guarantee a home quaterfinal the following week.
The Hurricanes squad comprises of;
Hurricanes: 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 13 Wes Goosen, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Ben Lam, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Thomas Perenara, 8 Blade Thomson, 7 Sam Henwood, 6 Brad Shields (captain), 5 Sam Lousi, 4 Michael Fatialofa, 3 Jeff Toomaga-Allen, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Toby Smith,
Replacements: 16 James O’Reilly, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Ben May, 19 Gareth Evans, 20 Reed Prinsep, 21 Finlay Christie, 22 Ihaia West, 23 Julian Savea.

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