31 Mar 2011

Gear's frustrations are over

1:40 pm on 31 March 2011

The Hurricanes winger Hosea Gear doesn't think his All Black chances have been dented too much by his injury forced lay-off from the Super Rugby competition.

Gear is back in the Hurricanes starting lineup for Saturday night's match against the Bulls in Napier having sat on the sidelines since injuring his shoulder in the first round.

Gear's 2010 form was capped off with an impressive All Blacks tour of Europe and he says it's been difficult watching from the stands .

He's one of only two changes coach Mark Hammett has made up despite questioning the commitment of some of his players after their loss to the Rebels in Melbourne last weekend.