14 May 2009

No room for Gear as Hurricanes unchanged

2:27 pm on 14 May 2009

There's been no room for Hosea Gear as the Hurricanes named an unchanged starting 15 to face the Queensland Reds in Brisbane on Saturday.

All Black wing Gear has been out of action since late March when he tore his posterior cruciate ligament playing against the Lions in Johannesburg.

He had hoped to be involved against the Reds after getting through two games of club rugby in Wellington, but Zac Guilford has been retained on the bench, with David Smith and Tamati Ellison the starting wings.

The only change on the bench sees flanker Karl Lowe return from injury in place of Faifili Levave.