16 Mar 2010

Cooper warns Nonu over conduct on the field

7:54 am on 16 March 2010

The Hurricanes rugby coach Colin Cooper says he has spoken with second five Ma'a Nonu about what is required from him on the field.

The All Black midfielder has been sin-binned twice and cited once in recent weeks in the Super 14.

Nonu was this morning cleared of a dangerous tackle in their loss to the Stormers at the weekend.

Cooper was confident he'd be let off, but concedes he probably should have been cited the week before... and so has spoken to his about his discipline and technique...

Meanwhile after 2 straight losses in South Africa, Cooper says he knows his players well enough to believe they'll put in a better performance against the Bulls this weekend.

the only player not being considered for the Pretoria match is fullback Cory Jane.