Ben Lam starts his 50th and final appearance for the Hurricanes

Ben Lam starts his 50th and final appearance for the Hurricanes

Hurricanes winger Ben Lam will play his 50th and final game for the Wellington-based side when they take on the Crusaders in Christchurch this Saturday.

Lam’s been with the Hurricanes since 2017, and in that time, he’s scored 32 tries (160 points) for the Hurricanes. He is set to join TOP14 club Bordeaux where he will be tasked with replacing Fijian Flyer Semi Radradra.

The Wellington-based Super Rugby team are now on a three-game winning streak, after dramatically beating the Blues 29 – 17 at Sky Stadium last Weekend.

Co-captain Dane Coles will not travel with the squad due to a minor back complaint. It means Asafo Aumua takes over the number two jersey, with Ricky Riccitelli on the bench.

The rest of the starting XV remains largely unchanged, with the only exception being Wes Goosen who gets the nod ahead of Kobus Van Wyk.

On the bench, Chase Tiatia, Tevita Mafileo and Vince Aso come into the fold – with the rest left status quo.

The Hurricanes team to play the Crusaders in Christchurch is:

1 Fraser Armstrong
2 Asafo Aumua
3 Tyrel Lomax
4 James Blackwell
5 Scott Scrafton
6 Reed Prinsep
7 Du’Plessis Kirifi
8 Ardie Savea
9 TJ Perenara [C]
10 Jackson Garden-Bachop
11 Ben Lam - 50th Hurricanes Game
12 Ngani Laumape
13 Peter Umaga-Jensen
14 Wes Goosen
15 Jordie Barrett


16. Ricky Riccitelli
17. Tevita Mafileo
18. Alex Fidow
19. Isaia Walker-Leawere
20. Vaea Fifita
21. Jamie Booth
22. Vince Aso
23. Chase Tiatia

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