17 Mar 2011

Nonu back for Hurricanes

12:20 pm on 17 March 2011

The All Black second five Ma'a Nonu returns to the Hurricanes starting lineup for their Super Rugby clash against the Blues at Eden Park on Saturday night after serving a one match suspension.

Nonu missed the win over the Chiefs last weekend after being sent off in their opening game against the Highlanders.

Nonu will play his 100 match for the Hurricanes, while captain Andrew Hore will be starting in his 100th Super Rugby match..... he played 6 matches for the Crusaders.

Back from his calf injury, lock Jeremy Thrush makes his return and has been named in the starting 15.

Faifili Levave starts on the blindside flank and Daniel Kirkpatrick starts at first five ahead of Aaron Cruden.