Beauden Barrett and Dane Coles back for Super Rugby quarter-final

Beauden Barrett has recovered from illness to take his place in the Hurricanes side for their Super Rugby quarter-final against Brumbies on Friday and the fit-again Dane Coles will start on the bench.

The New Zealand fly-half missed the victory over Crusaders last weekend due to a sinus infection, but will return for the last-eight encounter at GIO Stadium at the expense of Otere Black, who drops to the bench.

Coles has been out of action since March with concussion, but the All Blacks hooker has been named among the replacements.

Versatile centre Vince Aso misses out once again due to a groin strain.

Hurricanes head coach Chris Boyd said: "The Brumbies are a quality side and we're not reading anything into their results this season.

"They have a proven record in Super Rugby over a long period and will be hard to beat at home."

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