22 Sep 2009

All Blacks back for Wellington

6:51 pm on 22 September 2009

The Wellington rugby team will have the services of 3 All Blacks for Thursday night's Air New Zealand Cup match against Southland in Wellington.

Number eight Rodney So'oialo, winger Hosea Gear and fullback Cory Jane have been named in the starting lineup for Wellington, who've lost 3 of their last 4 matches and slipped to 7th on the table..... Southland are second.

The All Blacks are eligible to have a 2 week break following the tri-nations, but Jane says despite a couple of niggles after the test, he was keen to play this week.

Prop Neemia Tialata wasn't considered for Wellington after coming down with tonsolitis.