The Hurricanes have changed their midfield for their Super 14 match against the unbeaten Sharks in Wellington on Saturday night.
Canes coach Colin Cooper made just one change to his starting 15, with Tane Tu’ipulotu preferred ahead of Tamati Ellison at second five-eighths, according to www.stuff.co.nz.
Ellison didn’t have the best of matches in last week’s loss to the Crusaders and can’t even find a place on the bench.
The Sharks are second in the standings following six successive wins, while the Hurricanes are fourth after losing two of six matches.
HURRICANES: 15 Cory Jane, 14 Ma’a Nonu, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Tane Tu’ipulotu, 11 Shannon Paku, 10 Jimmy Gopperth, 9 Piri Weepu, 8 Rodney So’oialo (c), 7 Chris Masoe, 6 Jerry Collins, 5 Jason Eaton, 4 Craig Clarke, 3 Neemia Tialata, 2 Andrew Hore, 1 John Schwalger. Reserves: 16 Hikawera Elliot, 17 Jacob Ellison, 18 Jeremy Thrush, 19 Thomas Waldrom, 20 Alby Mathewson, 21 Willie Ripia, 22 Hosea Gear.Tweet