Hurricanes to bank on young players in tonight's super rugby clash
March 15, 2019 4:01 am
Chiefs coach Collin Cooper may be under pressure after a winless start of the new super rugby season, and his former Taranaki team mate Hurricanes coach John Plumtree is also facing some fan disappointment ahead of tonight’s matchup.
Plumtree has confirmed what is thought to be a significant shoulder injury to utility back Vince Aso and young Fijian winger Salesi Rayasi looks set to debut for the Canes.
“In your squad it’s important that you got depths and we’ll be relying on some guys to do the job for us.”
Meanwhile, the Chiefs have opted to shift playmaker Damien McKenzie back to fullback for the match with his brother Marty in his start of the season at first-five.
Hurricanes meet Chiefs at 6.35pm today while the Waratahs clash with the Brumbies at 8.45pm.
Tomorrow, Stormers meet Jaguares at 5.10am, Sunwolver battle Reds at 4.15pm while the Highlanders taking on the Crusaders at 5.35pm.
On Sunday Lions will play Rebels at 1.05am.
You can watch the Waratahs vs Brumbies, Highlanders-Crusaders matches live on FBC Sports.