29 Sep 2010

Rokococo on bench for Auckland

12:40 pm on 29 September 2010

The All Black wing Joe Rokocoko will make his return to ITM Cup duties via the bench for Auckland's round ten national provincial rugby clash against Hawke's Bay at Eden Park on Friday night.

With the 27-year-old only resuming training this week following a two week layoff in Fiji, the Auckland coach Mark Anscombe decided it would be best to introduce Rokocoko off the bench.

Anscombe has made just one change to the starting XV for Friday's match, with Winston Stanley coming in for Jamie Helleur to partner brother Benson in the midfield.

Chay Raui, who performed with distinction against Southland, moves from wing to his regular position of fullback, with Brent Ward covering the left flank.