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Hurricanes deflect report of curfew breach

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 11/05/2016
Dane Coles (c) of the Hurricanes on attack against the Sharks in Durban, South Africa, where it's reported five players breached their team curfew. © Steve Haag /Gallo Images/Getty Images Dane Coles (c) of the Hurricanes on attack against the Sharks in Durban, South Africa, where it's reported five players breached their team curfew.

Up to five Hurricanes players could face disciplinary action for a breach of team curfew while they were in South Africa.

The Hurricanes were reluctant to comment on media speculation on Wednesday that there had been a breach but captain Dane Coles indicated something was amiss when he asked reporters to await the team naming on Thursday.

"I don't really want to talk about it but the team will be named tomorrow morning and we'll just go from there. I don't want to dab in to it too much," he said.

One News is reporting that five players are likely to be stood down ahead of Saturday's game against the Queensland Reds in Wellington.

The Hurricanes, fourth on the overall standings, returned from a two-week tour of South Africa on Monday. They beat the Lions 50-17 in Johannesburg before a 32-15 loss to the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.

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