3 Aug 2011

Gear says he's ready to play

8:49 am on 3 August 2011

The All Black wing Hosea Gear says while he'd have preferred to have played ITM Cup rugby for Wellington last weekend he's ready to start against Australia at Eden Park on Saturday.

Gear last played six weeks ago as the Hurricanes wound up their disappointing Super Rugby seasion and a hamstring problem kept him of the Fiji and South Africa tests.

But he says the way Cory Jane's shown what's possible by scoring two tries in the win over the Springboks after being called into the squad as injury cover then dislocating a finger in an ITM match.

the team will be named tomorrow morning