Vito to lead Hurricanes

 May 09,2013
Written by: Editor

Victor Vito will lead a Hurricanes team that includes four changes for their clash against the Cheetahs on Friday.

The number eight takes over the captaincy duties from Conrad Smith who misses out on the encounter after suffering a concussion last time out against the Bulls.

Smith's place in the midfield is taken by Reynold Lee-Lo who will make his first start. Tim Bateman slots in alongside Lee-Lo in place of Tusi Pisi.

Elsewhere, Ben May replaces Jeffery Toomaga-Allen at tighthead prop while blindside flanker Faifili Levave comes in for Brad Shields. Jack Lam and Karl Lowe are bracketed at number seven as are Andre Taylor and James Marshall at full-back.

Hurricanes: 15 Andre Taylor / James Marshall, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Reynold Lee-Lo, 12 Tim Bateman, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito (c), 7 Jack Lam / Karl Lowe, 6 Faifili Levave, 5 Jason Eaton, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Ben May, 1 Ben Franks, 2 Ash Dixon
Replacements:16 Reggie Goodes 17 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen 18 James Broadhurst 19 Brad Shields 20 Chris Smylie 21 Tusi Pisi 22 James Marshall / Karl Lowe

Date: Friday, May 10
Kick-off: 19:10 local (18:10 BST, 17:10 GMT)
Venue: Free State Stadium
Referee: Stuart Berry
Assistant Referees: Lourens van der Merwe and Francois de Bruin
TMO: Gerrie Coetzee

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