Hurricanes draft in Rutledge

Getty Images and James Mortimer     12 Mar 2013     Getty Images

Southland stalwart Jason Rutledge will join the Hurricanes on Monday morning as cover, with the two hookers, Dane Coles and Motu Matu’u, under injury clouds following the game. Coles suffered an ankle injury and Matu’u a shoulder injury. Both are working with the Hurricanes medical team to determine the seriousness of the injuries and their availability to train and play this week.

Rutledge is not currently contracted to any Investec Super Rugby franchise or wider training group.

Hookers Dane Coles and Motu Matu'u both left the field in the Hurricanes 29-28 win over the Crusaders at Westpac Stadium.

Coles was replaced in the 42nd minute because of an ankle injury. He has since had an x-ray on his left ankle which was clear. Matu'u also received a knock to his shoulder and came off with two minutes to play in the match.