Super Rugby: Ben Lam returns for Hurricanes clash with Chiefs

The Hurricanes have made three changes to their starting line-up for Friday's Super Rugby run at the Chiefs in Hamilton.

Prop Jeff Toomaga-Allen's in for his 100th match, while lock Michael Fatialofa replaces Vaea Fifita.

The All Black flanker's unfortunate stretch of injuries continues with a toe complaint, adding to the concussion and shoulder issues that have also seen him sidelined this season.

Ben Lam gets a crack on the left wing at the expense of former All Black Julian Savea, who's been forced to the bench.

Super Rugby's top tryscorer, Lam started form the bench last weekend, after a string of indifferent performances.

The Hurricanes have all but secured a home quarter-final, which is also set to be against the Chiefs.

Hurricanes: Jordie Barrett, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Wes Goosen, Ngani Laumape, Ben Lam, Beauden Barrett, TJ Perenara, Blade Thomson, Sam Henwood, Brad Shields (c), Sam Lousi, Michael Fatialofa, Jeff To'omaga-Allen, Ricky Riccitelli, Toby Smith.

Reserves: James O'Reilly, Chris Eves, Ben May, Gareth Evans, Reed Prinsep, Finlay Christie, Ihaia West, Julian Savea.


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