Milner-Skudder's season over

16 Mar 2016
Milner-Skudder's season over

Nehe Milner-Skudder's Super Rugby season is over after the Hurricanes revealed he will require shoulder surgery.

The All Blacks winger sustained the dislocation in last Friday's victory over the Blues and his loss will be a bitter blow for the 'Canes as they look to get their season back on track after two early losses.

Head coach Chris Boyd said, “Losing Nehe is a blow and obviously disappointing for him, but we’re really lucky in that we have a lot of depth in the outside backs and when you can bring a 53-test All Black like Cory Jane into the team you aren’t going too bad.
“We’ve been a little unlucky with our hookers so far this season with injuries, so it’s great to have Dane Coles back on the park. He’s our leader, he’s a guy who the team looks to for direction and he’s itching to play.”

The Hurricanes will play the Force in Palmerston North this Friday.

Hurricanes team to play the Force is on Friday, March 18:
15 James Marshall
14 Cory Jane
13 Vince Aso
12 Ngani Laumape
11 Julian Savea
10 Beauden Barrett
9 TJ Perenara
8 Victor Vito
7 Ardie Savea
6 Vaea Fifita
5 Mark Abbott
4 Blade Thomson
3 Jeff Toomaga-Allen
2 Dane Coles (c)
1 Chris Eves

Reserves: Ricky Riccitelli, Loni Uhila, Ben May, Michael Fatialofa, Callum Gibbins,  Jamison Gibson-Park, Willis Halaholo, Jason Woodward.