Wed, 05 Aug 2020

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"I've missed my family and mates too, so it's really nice to be back and around them."

Hurricanes coach Jason Holland is happy to have another flyhalf to call on.

"Simon is a 10 who has come through New Zealand development system and has northern hemisphere experience.

"He is an excellent kicker of the bell with a great rugby brain. We are looking forward to his contributions both on and off the field," Holland said.

Hickey only arrived at the Hurricanes earlier this week and was not considered for Sunday's Super Rugby Aotearoa match against the Chiefs in Hamilton (kick-off 05:35 SA time).

He has signed with the Hurricanes until the end of the 2021 season.

Teams:

Chiefs

15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Sean Wainui, 13 Tumua Manu, 12 Quinn Tupaea, 11 Etene Nanai-Seturo, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Pita Gus Sowakula, 7 Sam Cane (captain), 6 Lachlan Boshier, 5 Naitoa Ah Kuoi, 4 Mitchell Brown, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Bradley Slater, 1 Aidan Ross

Substitutes: 16 Samisoni Taukei'aho, 17 Reuben O'Neill, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Tupou Vaa'i, 20 Dylan Nel, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Kaleb Trask, 23 Solomon Alaimalo

Hurricanes

15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Peter Umaga-Jensen, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Ben Lam, 10 Jackson Garden-Bachop, 9 TJ Perenara (co-captain), 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Du'Plessis Kirifi, 6 Reed Prinsep, 5 Scott Scrafton, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Dane Coles (co-captain), 1 Fraser Armstrong

Substitutes: 16 Ricky Riccitelli, 17 Ben May, 18 Alex Fidow, 19 Vaea Fifita, 20 Liam Mitchell, 21 Jamie Booth, 22 Billy Proctor, 23 Wes Goosen

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