2 Oct 2008

Wellington rest key players in final pool match

6:40 pm on 2 October 2008

Competition leaders Wellington have rested several key players for the final pool match of the Air New Zealand cup against Otago at Carrisbrook on Saturday.

All Blacks halfback Piri Weepu along with winger Hosea Gear and fullback Cory Jane have been rested while regular hooker Dane Coles and lock Jeremy Thrush are in the reserves.

Chris Masoe will captain the side while Ma'a Nonu is set to feature at some stage coming off the bench in his return from test duty.