Colin Cooper has named the Wellington Hurricanes squad for the 2008 season and he probably has one of the strongest group of players to choose his starting 15 from. The full squad is:
Jacob Ellison, Tim Fairbrother, John Schwalger, Neemia Tialata, Hika Elliott, Andrew Hore, Craig Clarke, Jason Eaton, Jeremy Thrush, Bernie Upton, Jerry Collins, Michael Johnson, Chris Masoe, Rodney So’oialo (Captain), Scott Waldrom, Thomas Waldrom, Piri Weepu, Alby Mathewson, Jimmy Gopperth, Willie Ripia, Tamati Ellison, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Tane Tu’ipulotu, Hosea Gear, Zac Guildford, Cory Jane, Shannon Paku.
The Hurricanes should be up with the top teams again this term and we see them reaching the play-offs and certainly improving on last years lowly finish. We predict a 4th place.