Falcon back to face Bulls
May 11, 2000
Hurricanes' forward pack strengthened for crucial round 12 match in South Africa.
Former rugby league and Brumbies back row forward Gordon Falcon, out of action since round three because of an arm injury, returns to action for the Hurricanes when they play the Bulls in Pretoria on Friday.Normally a number 8, he will play on the blindside flank, Campbell Feather and Matua Parkinson being bracketed together as back row reserves.
After their heavy defeat to the Stormers last weekend, this is a match the Hurricanes must win if they are to have any chance of progressing to the semi final stage . The full Hurricanes squad is :
Christian Cullen, Brad Fleming, Alama Ieremia, Jason O'Halloran,Daryl Lilley, David Holwell, Jason Spice, Filo Tiatia, Kupu Vanisi, Gordon Falcon, Paul Tito, Dion Waller, Tama Tuirirangi, Norm Hewitt(c),Kevin Yates.
Substitutes : Paul Steinmetz, Tanner Vili, Joggie Viljoen, Campbell Feather/Matua Parkinson,Mike Edwards,Shane Carter.
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