Barrett brothers start for Hurricanes

02 March 2018 04:58:25 EST
Beauden Barrett

Jordan and Beauden Barrett are both in the Hurricanes starting side for their trip to the Jaguares.

The brothers will link up as the Wellington side look to bounce back from last weekend's season-opening defeat to the Bulls.

World Rugby player of the year Beauden, who came off the bench in the 21-19 loss in Pretoria, has been named at first five-eighth while Jordie comes in at fullback.

It will be Jordie's first start since he injured his shoulder in last year's semi-final against the Lions.

He stayed in New Zealand when the rest of the squad flew out to South Africa last weekend, and played for the Hurricanes development side.

With wing Wes Goosen being ruled out with an ankle injury, coach Chris Boyd called Jordie up for the trip to Buenos Aires.

The brothers' inclusions are among the four changes Boyd has made to his starting side.

Elsewhere Chris Eves comes in for the injured Toby Smith while Ben Lam is Goosen's replacement on the wing.

Boyd's also made a positional change in the side as Matt Proctor moves from fullback into centre with Vince Aso dropping to the bench.

Alex Fidow, who was withdrawn from the Bulls match, is fit to take his place on the bench and Michael Fatialofa also returns.

Former Melbourne Rebels first five-eighth Jackson Garden-Bachop is standing by to make his first appearance for the club if he is used off the bench.

The Hurricanes have only met the Jaguares once since they joined Super Rugby in 2016, beating them 40-22 in Wellington two years ago.

The Hurricanes are 7/50 to beat the Jaguares, who are 19/4.

The Jaguares are 10/11 with a 13.5-points start.

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