1 Sep 2009

Howell comes out of retirement for Northland

6:44 pm on 1 September 2009

The veteran Northland first five David Holwell is coming out of retirement and has been named on the bench for Thursday night's provincial rugby match against Southland in Invercargil.

Northland have kept regular first five Lachie Munroe in the number ten jersey for the match.

The 34 year old Holwell hasn't played rugby in over a month after the club season wound up, but could chalk up 100 games for Northland this year as he currently sits on 94 with eight round robin matches still remaining.