Boyd waits on Savea knee scan

Date published: June 28 2015

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Hurricanes boss Chris Boyd will be keeping his fingers crossed over the fitness of Ardie Savea and Nehe Milner-Skudder ahead of Saturday's final.

The openside flanker and wing are suffering with knee and hamstring injuries respectively, with both having been in excellent form during recent months.

"He'll (Savea) get a scan today and until we know exactly we know exactly what we're dealing with the diagnosis, treatment and return to play probably a little murky," Boyd told tvnz.co.nz in the aftermath of their win over the Brumbies.

"He hyper extended and fell backwards over it. He was in a brace on Saturday night, but rocked up functionally a lot better yesterday morning at the injury clinic. I'd say we're hopeful he'll play."

Meanwhile, the 'Canes boss seems much more confident over the fitness of lethal runner Milner-Skudder ahead of the final against the Highlanders.

"Nehe felt his (hamstring) when he pushed off to make a clean out. We erred on the side of caution and Matty P (Proctor) is a pretty able replacement so there was no need to push that at that stage," he added.

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