Fiji Time: 2:52 AM on Sunday 29 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Franks returns for Hurricanes

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Update: 5:30PM Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett has named an almost identical team to that which beat the Blues 39-20 last week for Friday's Super Rugby home match against the Queensland Reds.

Prop Ben Franks returns after missing the Blues match with a groin injury in the only change to Hammett's starting 15.

Fullback Andre Taylor will bring up 50 matches for the Hurricanes, and says it's an achievement he can't wait to celebrate.

"This is a special milestone for me, and it's actually one I never thought I'd reach," he said.

The Hurricanes have finally found form, winning their last three games on end to sit third in the New Zealand conference and seventh overall.

The Reds are coming off a bye, having won three of their eight matches to lie 12th in the overall standings.

Their track record in Wellington isn't great, with two wins to their credit, the last in 1998.

Hurricanes: Andre Taylor, Cory Jane, Conrad Smith (captain), Alapati Leiua, Julian Savea, Beauden Barrett, TJ Perenara, Victor Vito, Jack Lam, Faifili Levave, James Broadhurst, Jeremy Thrush, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, Dane Coles, Ben Franks. Reserves: Motu Matu'u, Chris Eves, Reggie Goodes, Blade Thomson, Ardie Savea, Chris Smylie, Tim Bateman, Matt Proctor.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62590.6069
JPY 58.270455.2704
GBP 0.31140.3034
EUR 0.44340.4314
NZD 0.72230.6893
AUD 0.65460.6296
USD 0.47290.4559



Exchange Rate updated on 27th November 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 7s with a smile
  2. Former CEO recalls days of sunken vessel
  3. 'Ship was fit to sail'
  4. Tears of joy as Tubalagi graduates
  5. Give them this day their daily bread
  6. Roadworks to end soon
  7. Bridges to run a century
  8. No leakage of diesel from sunken ship
  9. PS confirms oil volume
  10. Nadolo to join Top 14

Top Stories this Week

  1. Left for dead Wednesday (25 Nov)
  2. MV Suilven sinks Wednesday (25 Nov)
  3. 8 years for raping man Tuesday (24 Nov)
  4. MV Suilven sinks in Suva Harbour Tuesday (24 Nov)
  5. Torture suspects known to police Thursday (26 Nov)
  6. 'Racial slur' Sunday (22 Nov)
  7. Friend indeed Monday (23 Nov)
  8. Sevens hurdle Tuesday (24 Nov)
  9. Sex assault claim Thursday (26 Nov)
  10. Prof Prasad leaves school premises as 'mark of respect' Monday (23 Nov)