Nonu won’t face Lions

Date published: February 4 2015

Ma’a Nonu will miss the Hurricanes’ season opener next week against the Lions to remain home in Wellington for his child’s birth.

Nonu and his wife are expecting their third child, with the 32-year-old set to remain in Wellington rather than travel with the squad to South Africa according to The Dominion Post.

The talented All Blacks centre will then link up with the squad in Pretoria ahead of facig the Bulls at Loftus.

Nonu is back with the Hurricanes for the first time since 2011, having spent time in Japan and stints in Super Rugby with the Highlanders and Blues.