Ardie Savea has been named as captain of the Hurricanes for 2021.
The experienced loose forward’s first home game in the role on February 27 will double as his 100th cap for the Hurricanes.
Savea says he is honoured to have the opportunity to lead.
“This is getting out of my comfort zone,
Rugby in the lower North Island gets underway on Saturday, with two sevens tournaments and the Hurricanes in action for the first time in 2021.
The Hurricanes are involved in a ‘game of three halves’ against the Blues and Chiefs squads at Maidstone Park, Upper Hutt. Gates open at 10.30am and