Ellison axed for Sharks test
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Last Updated: April 3, 2008 8:46am
The Hurricanes have made just one change for their Super 14 match against the unbeaten Sharks in Wellington on Saturday.
Hurricanes' coach Colin Cooper has selected Tane Tu'ipulotu at inside centre in place of Tamati Ellison - who has been axed from the squad.
Ellison failed to impress in the defeat to the Crusaders in the previous match, and as a result has been dropped from the 22-man squad by the ruthless Cooper.
The Sharks are currently sat second in the Super 14 table following six successive wins, while the Hurricanes are fourth after losing two of their six matches.
Hurricanes: 15 Cory Jane, 14 Ma'a Nonu, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Tane Tu'ipulotu, 11 Shannon Paku, 10 Jimmy Gopperth, 9 Piri Weepu; 1 John Schwalger, 2 Andrew Hore, 3 Neemia Tialata, 4 Craig Clarke, 5 Jason Eaton, 6 Jerry Collins, 7 Chris Masoe, 8 Rodney So'oialo (c).
Replacements: 16 Hikawera Elliot, 17 Jacob Ellison, 18 Jeremy Thrush, 19 Thomas Waldrom, 20 Alby Mathewson, 21 Willie Ripia, 22 Hosea Gear.