Your browser is old and is not supported. Upgrade for better security.

Highlanders vs Hurricanes Live Stream Super Rugby 05 Apr 2019

on Apr 5 2019

Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the Super Rugby


match between the Hurricanes and the Highlanders from Westpac Stadium.This should be one of the matches of the round this week - both teams are back to full strength with Ben and Aaron Smith returning for the Landers.Pre-match banter: Jordie Barrett returns to Hurricanes for Highlanders clashThe Hurricanes have made a pair of changes to their starting side to take on the Highlanders in Wellington on Friday.After missing last week's win over the Brumbies, Jordie Barrett comes back into the run-on team in the less familiar number 14 jersey.Barrett started the Hurricanes' opening two games at fullback, before being rested in accordance with All Blacks policy during the 43-13 win over the Brumbies in Palmerston North on Friday.Jeff To'omaga-Allen slots back in as first-choice starting tighthead prop, rotating in for Ben May, who shifts to the bench.Coach John Plumtree said he was eager to give the impressive Chase Tiatia another go in the custodian role, while also affording Barrett a chance to work on his versatility."There were obviously some tough calls when it came to selecting the side," Plumtree said. "But we were really impressed with the way Chase handled his debut and he has been rewarded for that."Barrett's 1.96m frame also brings some additional height to the Hurricanes' outside backs, which Plumtree believes could be key in defusing the Highlanders' favoured kick and chase tactics.Looking to rebound after a gut-wrenching loss to the Melbourne Rebels last weekend, the southerners will be galvanised by the return of All Blacks duo Ben Smith and Aaron Smith."The Highlanders are going to be a massive challenge for us, like all New Zealand derbies are, but we are very keen on maintaining our proud record at Westpac Stadium in front of our home fans."TAB Odds: Hurricanes $1.28 Highlanders $3.60Line-ups:Hurricanes: 1-Chris Eves, 2-Dane Coles, 3-Jeff To'omaga-Allen, 4-James Blackwell, 5-Liam Mitchell, 6-Vaea Fifita, 7-Du'Plessis Kirifi, 8-Ardie Savea, 9-TJ Perenara, 10-Beauden Barrett, 11-Ben Lam, 12-Ngani Laumape, 13-Matt Proctor, 14-Jordie Barrett, 15-Chase TiatiaReserves: 16-Asafo Aumua, 17-Fraser Armstrong, 18-Ben May, 19-Isaia Walker-Leawere, 20-Reed Prinsep, 21-Richard Judd, 22-Jackson Garden-Bachop, 23-Vince AsoHighlanders: 1-Ayden Johnstone, 2-Liam Coltman, 3-Tyrel Lomax, 4-Pari Pari Parkinson, 5-Josh Dickson, 6-Jackson Hemopo, 7-James Lentjes, 8-Luke Whitelock, 9-Aaron Smith, 10-Josh Ioane, 11-Tevita Li, 12-Thomas Umaga-Jensen, 13-Patelesio Tomkinson, 14-Richard Buckman, 15-Ben SmithReserves: 16-Ash Dixon, 17-Daniel Lienert-Brown, 18-Josh Iosefa-Scott, 19-Tom Franklin, 20-Elliot Dixon, 21-Kayne Hammington, 22-Marty Banks, 23-Waisake Naholo