Five changes to the Hurricanes, Dixon back on the Highlanders side

Five changes to the Hurricanes Dixon back on the Highlanders side

Five changes to the Hurricanes, Dixon back on the Highlanders side

SUPER RUGBY AOTEAROA - This Sunday, the Hurricanes host the Highlanders in Wellington.

Hurricanes  & Highlanders teams were under strain, from day the start of Super rugby championship, and the coaches have decided to make five changes on each side.


Highlanders co-captain Ash Dixon is making a comeback after being on the bench last week against the Crusaders.

The Hurricanes' start XV: 15. Jordie Barrett; 14. Kobus van Wyk, 13. Vince Aso, 12. Ngani Laumape, 11. Ben Lam; 10. Fletcher Smith, 9. TJ Perenara (cap); 7. Du'Plessis Kirifi, 8. Ardie Savea , 6. Devan Flanders; 5. Scott Scrafton, 4. James Blackwell; 3. Tyrel Lomax, 2. Asafo Aumua, 1. Ben May

The substitutes: 16. Ricky Riccitelli, 17. Pouri Rakete-Stones, 18. Alex Fidow, 19. Vaea Fifita , 20. Murphy Taramai, 21. Jamie Booth, 22. Billy Proctor, 23. Wes Goosen

Highlanders' starting XV: 15. Michael Collins ; 14. Scott Gregory, 13. Rob Thompson, 12. Patelesio Tomkinson, 11. Jona Nareki; 10. Mitch Hunt, 9. Aaron Smith (co-cap); 7. Dillon Hunt, 8. Marino Mikaele Tu'u, 6. Shannon Frizell; 5. Jack Whetton, 4. Pari Pari Parkinson bet ; 3. Siate Tokolahi, 2. Ash Dixon (co-cap), 1. Ayden Johnstone

The substitutes: 16. Liam Coltman, 17. Daniel Lienert- Brown , 18. Jeff Thwaites, 19. Manaaki Selby-Rickit, 20. Jesse Parete, 21. Kayne Hammington, 22. Bryn Gatland, 23. Teariki Ben-Nicholas