The squads are in for this Friday nights clash at AAMI Park between the Melbourne Rebels and the Hurricanes. Both sides have made several changes.
For the home team, coach Tony McGahan has made just the two changes, with last weeks try scorer Pat Leafa swapping with Shota Horie in the hooker position, while Ben Meehan comes onto the bench in place of the injured Nic Stirzaker.
The Hurricanes have changed their front pack; Reggie Goodes comes in at loosehead prop with Ben Frank switching over to tighthead, while Ardie Savea will start at openside flanker. Jeffery Toomaga-Allen drops down to the bench.
Jeremy Thrush has been cleared to play after the lock suffered a neck injury last week against the Waratahs.
MELBOURNE REBELS: 1. Ah-Nau, 2. Leafa, 3. Weeks, 4. Neville, 5. Jones, 6. Fainga'a, 7. Fuglistaller, 8. Higginbotham (c), 9. Burgess, 10. Hegarty, 11. English, 12. Inman, 13. Ellison, 14. Sau, 15. Woodward
Replacements: 16. Horie, 17. Lahiff, 18. Alo-Emile, 19. Pyle, 20. McMahon, 21. Meehan, 22. Kingston, 23. Roberts
HURRICANES: 1. Goodes, 2. Coles, 3. Franks, 4. Thrush, 5. Broadhurst, 6. Levave, 7. A. Savea, 8. Vito, 9. Perenara, 10. Barrett, 11. Savea, 12. Leiua, 13. Smith (c), 14. Jane, 15. Taylor
Replacements: 16. Matu’u, 17. Eves, 18. Allen, 19. Thomson, 20. Lam, 21. Guyton, 22. Bateman, 23. Proctor
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