Nonu to reach 150 against Stormers

Date published: April 1 2015

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Hurricanes midfielder Ma'a Nonu will join an elite club of four when he runs on against the Stormers at Westpac Stadium this Friday.

The match will be his 150th Super Rugby game, with 114 of those being played as a member of the Hurricanes. 

During his time with the 'Canes from 2003-2011, and again this year, he has accumulated 215 points for the team, made up of 43 tries.

The 32-year-old joins Keven Mealamu, Corey Flynn, and Nathan Sharpe in the 150 club.

This week's Hurricanes side includes the return of Beauden Barrett, Julian Savea and Ben Franks, while Nehe Milner-Skudder also comes back into the starting line-up at full-back.

Loose forward Blade Thomson continues to recover from a head knock, while Dane Coles was also unavailable for selection due to the elbow injury he suffered against the Blues.

Hurricanes: 15 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith (c), 12 Ma'a Nonu, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Callum Gibbins, 6 Brad Shields, 5 James Broadhurst, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Ben Franks, 2 Moto Matu'u, 1 Reggie Goodes
Replacements: 16 Brayden Mitchell, 17 Ben May, 18 Chris Eves, 19 Mark Abbott, 20 Adam Hill, 21 Chris Smylie, 22 Rey Lee-Lo, 23 James Marshall

Date: Friday, April 3
Venue: Wellington Regional Stadium
Kick-off: 19:35 local (06:35 GMT 17:35 AEDT, 08:35 SAST)
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
Assistant Referees: Kane McBride, Mike Lash
TMO: Chris Wratt

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