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Hurricanes squad for South Africa

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    15 Feb 2014     Getty Images

While injury has plagued the Hurricanes in recent weeks, coach Mark Hammett has named a strong squad to take on the physical South Africans.

With a 16 to 11 forward-back split, Hammett has given wider training group member Adam Hill the nod in the loose forward department, while newcomer Brendon Edmonds will also travel, along with fellow prop Chris Eves.

Captain Conrad Smith will lead an experienced backline that also includes Cardiff Vaega and Marty Banks, who will grab their first taste of Super Rugby in South Africa.

The squad to travel to South Africa is

Forwards

Mark Abbott, James Broadhurst, Dane Coles, Ben Franks, Jack Lam, Faifili Levave, Motu Matu’u, Mark Reddish, Ardie Savea, John Schwalger, Blade Thomson, Jeremy Thrush, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, Brendon Edmonds, Chris Eves, Adam Hill.

Backs

Beauden Barrett, Marty Banks, Cory Jane, Alapati Leiua, James Marshall, Hadleigh Parkes, TJ Perenara, Julian Savea, Conrad Smith, Chris Smylie, Cardiff Vaega.