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Friday, February 22, 2013

AUCKLAND - All Blacks prop Ben Franks is set to make his Super Rugby debut for the Hurricanes against the Blues in Wellington tomorrow.

The former Crusader has been named at loosehead prop for the match at Westpac Stadium.

Franks will be part of a starting front row that has Ben May at tighthead, with Reggie Goodes providing back-up from the bench.

With Test winger Cory Jane out for the season with a knee injury, Alapati Leiua steps into the No.14 jersey.

The bench contains three players who are in line to make their first appearance in Super rugby - hooker Ash Dixon, and backs James Marshall and Reynold Lee-Lo.

Unavailable for selection because of injury were winger Matt Proctor (head knock), halfback Samisoni Fisilau (hamstring), flanker Jack Lam (knee), hooker Motu Matu'u (pectoral), and props Jeffery Toomaga-Allen (head knock) and Eric Sione (shoulder).

Hurricanes: Andre Taylor, Alapati Leiua, Conrad Smith (capt), Tim Bateman, Julian Savea, Beauden Barrett, TJ Perenara, Brad Shields, Karl Lowe, Victor Vito, Jason Eaton, Jeremy Thrush, Ben May, Dane Coles, Ben Franks. Res: Ash Dixon, Reggie Goodes, Mark Reddish, Faifili Levave, Chris Smylie, James Marshall, Reynold Lee-Lo.





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