4 Oct 2013

Jane back for Lions

4:58 pm on 4 October 2013

The All Blacks winger Cory Jane is set to make his return to rugby tomorrow night after being named in the Wellington reserves for their top-of-the-table provincial Premiership clash with Auckland in the capital.

Jane hasn't played rugby since suffering a serious knee in injury in Super Rugby preseason in January.

The unbeaten Lions welcome back 2 other players from injury, winger Alapati Leiua and lock Api Naikatini.

Centre Tim Bateman is also back in the starting line-up after a spell last week, while prop John Schwalger rotates in for Reggie Goodes.

The Lions have not beaten Auckland since 2009.