29 Jul 2011

Weepu okay about coming off the bench

7:32 pm on 29 July 2011

The All Black halfback Piri Weepu says he's still got plenty to prove and hopes he won't be tagged as just an impact player.

Weepu is returning to his best after breaking his leg late last year and he's again on the bench, when the All Blacks take on South Africa in their Tri-Nations opener this weekend in Wellington.

Weepu has started just 16 of his 45 Tests dating back to 2004 and says he's not letting the feel of the bench get him down.