2 Nov 2009

Weepu shouldn't be playing for Air New Zealand Cup final say Canterbury

6:39 pm on 2 November 2009

Wellington's Piri Weepu shouldn't be playing in Saturday night Air New Zealand cup final according to Canterbury rugby coach Rob Penney.

Penney says Weepu should be away with the All Blacks.

But All Blacks coach Graham Henry decided he didn't want to risk Weepu who currently has ankle injury.

It is the 4th straight final for Wellington, and their 8th in the last 11 years, having won just once, in 2000 but Penney says Weepu's inclusion makes Wellington a totally different proposition.