Waiting game for Luke Braid

Luke Braid took part in full training today.

He's been out for five weeks with his ankle injury, but his experience will be vital as Auckland heads into the business end of the competition.

Luke watched on as his team lost to competition leaders Wellington on Saturday night, but the team knows they won't be able to repeat the same mistakes with playoffs around the corner.

Otago is the next obstacle for Auckland, and they're heading south with one result in mind.  On Sunday we'll see whether Luke and the boys will return victorious.