Hurricanes- Jane; Guildford, Ellison, Nonu, Gear; Kirkpatrick, Mathewson; So'oialo, Waldrom, Levave, Eaton, Evans, Tialata, Coles, Schwalger. Res: Robinson, Thrush/A Naikatini, Ellison, Lowe, Kawau, Smith, Ripia. Waratahs- Norton-Knight; Turner, Horne, Tahu, Tuqiri; Beale, Burgess; Fava, Waugh, Mowen, Caldwell, Mumm, Baxter, Polota-Nau, Robinson. Res: Freier, Tilse, Palmer, Thomson, Palu, Sheehan, Carter, Halangahu. The Hurricanes going into this as clear favourites, the NSW pack being written off as depleted and lacking experience against a lethal 'canes outfit.