Canes call in the cavalry

first_imgAll Blacks TJ Perenara, the Barrett brothers Beauden and Jordie, the Savea brothers Ardie and Julian and midfielder Ngani Laumape all return following the British and Irish Lions series.The defending champions need to beat the unbeaten Crusaders to avoid heading to South Africa for the first round of the playoffs next week.Perenara replaces Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi at halfback and reclaims the captaincy from Brad Shields, Barrett slots back into the No.10 jersey for Otere Black, while Ardie Savea takes over at openside from Callum Gibbins.Black drops out of the match day 23 meaning Jordie Barrett will again provide cover at first five for his older brother.The Hurricanes Team to play the Crusaders at Westpac Stadium is:15 Jordie Barrett14 Nehe Milner-Skudder13 Vince Aso12 Ngani Laumape11 Julian Savea10 Beauden Barrett9 TJ Perenara (c)8 Brad Shields7 Ardie Savea6 Vaea Fifita5 Sam Lousi4 Mark Abbott3 Jeff To’omaga-Allen2 Ricky Riccitelli1 Ben MayReserves:16 James O’Reilly17 Chris Eves18 Loni Uhila19 Reed Prinsep20 Callum Gibbins21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi22 Wes Goosen23 Cory Janelast_img read more