All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder missed most of 2016 after sustaining a nasty shoulder injury against the Blues back in March.
He saw hist first Super Rugby action since his return yesterday as his Hurricanes took on the struggling Rebels. He crossed three times as Chris Boyd’s side ran out 71-6 winners in a rout that reiterated their credentials to retain their title.
The man who rapidly came to prominence on the world stage in September 2015 as New Zealand lifted the Webb Ellis started at full-back for the Canes rather than his preferred spot on the wing.
His first try was possibly the best of the three with his trademark jinks allowing him to evade a scattered visiting defence to send his side on their way after some early struggles.
A brilliant dive for the corner gave him another five points on the 70-minute mark.His last was far more routine as he bundled over the line following some fine work by Jordie Barrett. his brilliant hat-trick below.
Check out all three tries from his brilliant showing below.
It make for worrying viewing in this corner of the world with the Lions set to take on the AB’s in just three months time.
Rory Murphy, Pundit Arena