9 Jun 2011

Nonu to start for Hurricanes

1:29 pm on 9 June 2011

Despite not being wanted by the franchise, Ma'a Nonu and Andrew Hore will start for the Hurricanes in their Super Rugby match against the Chiefs in Hamilton on Friday night.

Nonu will partner Alapati Leiua in the centres.

Prop Neemia Tialata will play his 100th match for the Hurricanes, joining Tana Umaga, Rodney So'oialo, Ma'a Nonu and Hore in the exclusive club.

Flanker Karl Lowe could see his first action of the season following knee surgery after being bracketed in the reserves.

The Hurricanes beat the Chiefs 29-26 earlier in the season.


1. John Schwalger

2. Andrew Hore (c)

3. Neemia Tialata

4. Jeremy Thrush

5. James Broadhurst

6. Faifili Levave

7. Jack Lam

8. Victor Vito

9. Piri Weepu

10. Aaron Cruden

11. Hosea Gear

12. Ma'a Nonu

13. Alapati Leiua

14. Julian Savea

15. Cory Jane


16. Dane Coles

17. Jacob Ellison

18. Jason Eaton

19. Mark Reddish / Karl Lowe

20. Tyson Keats

21. Jayden Hayward

22. Richard Buckman