Savea set to return for Hurricanes
Cape Town - Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd has hinted that
Julian Savea will be part of his squad when they host the Jaguares in
Wellington on Saturday.
The Hurricanes had a bye at the weekend but the 25-year-old
All Black wing sensation was left out of the Hurricanes’ match-day squad for
their home match against the Kings in Round 5.
He was replaced by Jason Woodward in the run-on side in the
Hurricanes' 42-20 victory over the Kings, while Matt Proctor was named as the
Despite some below-par performances, Savea's omission from
the match-day 23 still came as a shock although Boyd said he wants to give
everyone a fair chance at making their mark.
"We gave other people opportunities to play last time
and he had a set of work to do over the last 10 days and I think by and large
he's done really well in that space and he's looking good," Boyd told
"I don't know about the looking good in general stuff
but he's done everything we've asked of him.
"Generally when you give other people the opportunity
to play, unless they have an absolute scorcher, we tend to go back to the
incumbent guy to give him another crack so I think there's a reasonably strong
chance that Julian will play in the weekend."
This weekend marks Cory Jane's 100th Super Rugby appearance
for the Hurricanes, since making his debut in 2007.
"It's Cory Jane's one hundredth game so, I'll give you
the tip, Cory will play this weekend," added Boyd.