Blues to welcome back All Blacks

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 08:32
Large ma a nonu blues h s

The Blues are expect to welcome back a couple of All Blacks for their return home, when they face the Cheetahs on Saturday.

The Blues are expect to welcome back a couple of All Blacks for their return home, when they face the Cheetahs in a Super Rugby Round Six match on Saturday.

Midfielder Ma'a Nonu is expected to be available, while loose forward Jerome Kaino is also due to be ready.

Jamison Gibson-Park, Baden Kerr and Hayden Triggs are also expected to be fit.

Lock Patrick Tuipulotu will miss two weeks with a knee injury, suffered in the 36-39 loss to the Lions in Johannesburg at the weekend.

He'll have an MRI scan after the team arrived back in Auckland.

Prop Charlie Faumuina and wing Tevita Li will be assessed after arriving home for back pain and a wrist injury respectively.

Li will have scans on returning, with a hand injury - suffered the week prior, in the loss to the Bulls in Round Four - slow to settle down.

A Blues statement on Monday said five players are "anticipated to be fit" to face the Cheetahs on Saturday.

That includes 88-Test midfielder Nonu, who underwent off-season ankle surgery, and 48-Test loose forward Kaino, the 2011 World Cup standout who has returned from a club stint in Japan.

Source: Newstalk ZB

There are currently no matches being played
Fri, 27 November 2015
Leinster v Ulster 19h35 RDS Arena
Glasgow Warriors v Treviso 19h35 Ascoli Piceno
Edinburgh v Dragons 19h35 BT Murrayfield
Northampton Saints v Gloucester 19h45 Franklin's Gardens
Sat, 28 November 2015
Sale Sharks v Newcastle Falcons 14h30 AJ Bell Stadium
Exeter Chiefs v Harlequins 15h00 Sandy Park
Ospreys v Cardiff Blues 15h00 Liberty Stadium
Saracens v Worcester Warriors 15h15 Twickenham
Munster v Connacht 17h15 Thomond Park
London Irish v Wasps 17h30 Twickenham
Sun, 29 November 2015
Scarlets v Zebre 14h30 Parc y Scarlets
Leicester Tigers v Bath 15h00 Welford Road
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Waratahs 16 11 0 5 52
Brumbies 16 9 0 7 47
Rebels 16 7 0 9 36
Reds 16 4 0 12 22
Force 16 3 0 13 19
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Hurricanes 16 14 0 2 66
Highlanders 16 11 0 5 53
Chiefs 16 10 0 6 48
Crusaders 16 9 0 7 46
Blues 16 3 0 13 20
Pool SA
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 16 10 1 5 45
Lions 16 9 1 6 42
Bulls 16 7 0 9 38
Sharks 16 7 0 9 34
Cheetahs 16 5 0 11 26