Fiji Time: 1:51 PM on Wednesday 29 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Franks returns for Hurricanes

AAP
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.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63220.6132
JPY 50.597447.5974
GBP 0.36260.3546
EUR 0.43850.4265
NZD 0.69540.6624
AUD 0.66050.6355
USD 0.48740.4704

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th June 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Home on a mission
  2. Monster fish halts traffic
  3. Nowhere to turn to
  4. Parliament instability
  5. Big dough for Radradra
  6. Rabuka has first meeting with executives
  7. Kane feels at home after Fijian reception
  8. 'Fiji's vaccine coverage higher than most countries'
  9. Fight against cyber crime
  10. Crusaders arrive for Super Rugby match

Top Stories this Week

  1. Hayne works on 'God's call' Friday (24 Jun)
  2. Early morning catch wows crowd at Labasa fish market Tuesday (28 Jun)
  3. Police confirm discovery at Natadola beach Friday (24 Jun)
  4. Resignation threat Saturday (25 Jun)
  5. Rabuka in Saturday (25 Jun)
  6. Body parts Tuesday (28 Jun)
  7. 2016-2017 Budget: The major drivers of economic growth Thursday (23 Jun)
  8. INTERPOL assists with Natadola gruesome discovery, missing couple Monday (27 Jun)
  9. Police probe body parts find Saturday (25 Jun)
  10. Strive for gold Friday (24 Jun)