28 Jul 2011

Toeava set for Auckland return this weekend

7:34 am on 28 July 2011

All Black utility Isaia Toeava will make his return from a long-term hip injury with a run out in Auckland's ITM Cup match against Taranaki in New Plymouth on Sunday.

His Blues team-mate Tony Woodcock will be back propping up North Harbour's scrum next Tuesday against Manawatu in Palmerston North.

Other All Blacks still injured and not considered for any team selection as yet are the three backs Richard Kahui and Hosea Gear, who are out with hamstring niggles, and Israel Dagg with a thigh muscle problem.