Eves to Start for the Canes
Chris Eves has gained his first ever start for the Hurricanes
Despite playing 21 games for the Hurricanes Manawatu Turbos prop Chris Eves will line up in the starting XV for the first time in Super Rugby.
A regular feature on the Canes bench since bursting onto the scene in 2013 with the Turbos Eves is an elusive runner who will no doubt be relishing the opportunity to put on the number 1 jersey.
Elsewhere in the line-up Turbos Fullback Nehe Milner-Skudder maintains his starting spot. Turbos Captain Callum Gibbins has been moved to the bench with Ardie Savea, Blade Thompson and the returning Victor Vito starting in the loosies. Joining him on the bench will be Turbos first five Otere Black who has been called back into the squad from the NZ U20s due to Barrett's Injury.
All three Turbos will be looking to help the Hurricanes overcome a struggling Sharks outfit at Westpac Stadium order to keep home playoff hopes well within their own control.