Topic: Rugby

Milner-Skudder on his return to form

By Ripeka Timutimu
  • Wellington

Nehe Milner-Skudder has been named in the Hurricanes’ starting line-up against the Crusaders this Saturday.

After a calf injury saw him sit out last week’s game, the youngster has found form again to snatch the fullback jersey back.

Milner-Skudder has been in blistering form this season, helping the Canes to the number one spot on the Super 15 ladder but the 24-year-old is cautious, "I'm just happy to be part of it and helping out with the team and our performances, so yeah still a long way to go in the season but happy with how it's gone so far."

Part of the Hurricanes Development squad last year, Milner-Skudder got his first start with the side this season, and though he's been tipped as a future All Black, it’s the Canes that have his full attention, "To be honest I think that’s a long way off, my focus at the moment is playing well for the Hurricanes and just making the team each week" Mr Milner-Skudder said.

The Hurricanes take on the Crusaders at the Cake tin this Saturday with kick off at 7:35pm.

Hurricanes: Reggie Goodes, Motu Matu’u, Ben Franks, Jeremy Thrush, James Broadhurst, Callum Gibbins, Ardie Savea, Brad Shields, TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith (c), Cory Jane, Nehe Milner-Skudder Reserves Dane Coles, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, Chris Eves, Mark Abbott, Blade Thomson, Chris Smylie, Matt Proctor, James Marshall