Super Rugby 2020: Jackson Garden-Bachop steps up to start for Hurricanes against Jaguares

  • 06/02/2020
Garden-Bachop. Photo credit: Getty

The Hurricanes have named Jackson Garden-Bachop to start at 10 against the Jaguares in Buenos Aires on Sunday (NZT).

Fletcher Smith has paid the price for his struggles during last week's 27-0 beating at the hands of the Stormers in Cape Town, and coach Jason Holland has wasted no time revolving the door, as the search to solidify the departed Beauden Barrett's replacement continues.

The second of two changes to the starting side sees Asafo Aumua move off the bench to start at hooker over Ricky Riccitelli.

The Jaguares are riding high, after their 38-8 hammering of South Africa's Lions last weekend, and Holland realises his team will need to lift considerably.

“We have to nail the small details on an individual level and collectively," said Holland.  

"Too many turnovers and giving away possession killed us last week, and so we need to be patient and to build some pressure."

Hurricanes: 15-Jordie Barrett, 14-Wes Goosen, 13-Billy Proctor, 12-Ngani Laumape, 11-Ben Lam, 10-Jackson Garden-Bachop, 9-TJ Perenara (capt), 8-Gareth Evans, 7-Du'Plessis Kirifi, 6-Reed Prinsep, 5-Scott Scrafton, 4-James Blackwell, 3-Tyrel Lomax, 2-Asafo Aumua, 1-Fraser Armstrong. 

Reserves: 16-Ricky Riccitelli, 17-Tevita Mafileo, 18-Alex Fidow, 19-Isaia Walker-Leawere, 20-Vaea Fifita, 21-Jamie Booth, 22-Fletcher Smith, 23-Vince Aso.

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