Super Rugby 2019: Hurricanes' Jordie Barrett remains at fullback against Rebels

Jordie Barrett.
Jordie Barrett. Photo credit: Image - Getty

Jordie Barrett has earned another start at fullback for the Hurricanes clash with the Rebels in Wellington on Saturday.

The All Blacks utility impressed in the win against the Chiefs last weekend, crossing for two tries to further bolster the opinion that it's his most effective position.

The 22-year-old has played at second-five, centre and wing throughout the campaign, but will play his second straight game at the back.

Halfback TJ Perenara makes way for Richard Judd to start at number nine, taking one of his allotted All Blacks-allocated rest weeks.

Asafo Aumua will make another start at hooker, while Ricky Riccitelli remains on the bench.

Lock James Blackwell is part of the run-on side for the first time this year, partnering Isaia Walker-Leawere.

Coach John Plumtree's stocks at tighthead prop have also been tested with the loss of Ben May to injury. He'll undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the problem, while Jeffrey Toomaga-Allen slots in to start.

Hurricanes: 1-Fraser Armstrong, 2-Asafo Aumua, 3-Jeffrey Toomaga-Allen, 4-James Blackwell, 5- Isaia Walker-Leawere, 6-Vaea Fifita, 7-Ardie Savea, 8-Reed Prinsep, 9-Richard Judd, 10-Beauden Barrett (c), 11-Chase Tiatia, 12-Ngani Laumape, 13-Matt Proctor, 14-Wes Goosen, 15-Jordie Barrett

Reserves: 16-Ricky Riccitelli, 17-Toby Smith, 18-Alex Fidow, 19-Kane Le'aupepe, 20-Liam Mitchell, 21-Du'Plessis Kirifi, 22-Finlay Christie, 23-James Marshall

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