THE HURRICANES have named an unchanged side for their clash against the Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday morning (NZT).
There could have been temptation to bring in prop Michael Bent and lock James Broadhurst into the side given the shaky set-piece woes during the 39-26 loss to the Stormers in Cape Town last weekend.
But Mark Hammett has elected to stick with the same 22-man squad that was at times competitive against the South African heavyweights.
The Hurricanes have a solid record against the Lions, winning 13 of the sides’ 16 clashes.
Hurricanes: Andre Taylor, Alapati Leiua, Conrad Smith (c), Tim Bateman, Cory Jane, Beauden Barrett, Chris Eaton, Victor Vito, Jack Lam, Faifili Levave, Jason Eaton, Jeremy Thrush, Ben May, Dane Coles, Tristan Moran
Reserves: Motu Matu'u, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, James Broadhurst, Brad Shields, TJ Perenara, Daniel Kirkpatrick, Charlie Ngatai
With the series level, expect both teams to put it all on the line as they seek to win the deciding test in Sydney on Saturday night.