The All Blacks’ injury list is beginning to alleviate as the Hurricanes have included a number of players who had doubts over their fitness in the squad to face the Western Force this weekend.
Beauden Barrett will start for the Canes as he successfully recovered from a concussion which ruled him out of last week’s victory over the Bulls in South Africa. Ardie Savea failed a HIA during that victory in South Africa last weekend but he has successfully recovered this week to be named on the bench for the clash in Perth.
The most exciting news for All Blacks supporters, though, is that of Nehe Milner-Skudder. The winger has been out of action since the middle of March when he sustained a broken foot as his side were defeated by the Chiefs. This injury put doubts over his participation for the All Blacks for the upcoming Test matches for the Lions but the good news is that he is also named on the bench for the tie against the Force.
— Hurricanes Rugby (@Hurricanesrugby) June 1, 2017
The 26-year-old scored six tries at the 2015 World Cup but missed the 2016 season through injury and has only made two Super Rugby appearances this season. His fitness will be a huge plus for the All Blacks because when this winger is on form, there are few teams in world rugby who can stop him.