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Nonu makes Super Rugby return in World Cup year

Nonu makes Super Rugby return in World Cup year
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Former All Black centre Ma’a Nonu made his return to Super Rugby with the Blues this weekend following a three-year stint abroad.

Nonu joined the Blues from French side Toulon for the start of the 2019 Super Rugby season and he brought his trademark physicality back in the opening round against the Crusaders.

The 36-year-old earned 103 All Blacks caps and started at outside centre on his return to the New Zealand franchise and fans are already calling for the legend to be recalled to the All Blacks squad.

Nonu scored a try in the 2015 World Cup final against Australia at Twickenham and with the Japan World Cup taking place later this year, could the All Black veteran be on the plane to Tokyo?

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  •  pickay
    pickay
    10:40 AM 18/02/2019

    Probably going to be difficult for him to make the world cup squad, but it sure can be a great motivator. He got quite some praise for his performance against the Crusaders, so I guess he is doing his bit.

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    •  rugbydump
      rugbydump
      12:00 PM 18/02/2019
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      He played well. Nothing amazing but didn't look any different to in the past. He's barely aged too. He just needs a yellow/red card for a shoulder charge and then we'll know things are really back to normal.

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  •  jimmy23
    jimmy23
    9:38 AM 18/02/2019

    The fact that it's been 4 years since he was last in Super Rugby blows my mind. 

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    •  rugbydump
      rugbydump
      12:01 PM 18/02/2019

      You're getting old, jimmy23! :) 

      Reply


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