Hurricanes go into bye week in a good space
James Mortimer 16 Mar 2013 Getty Images
In even better news two of the Hurricanes flankers in Ardie Savea and Jack Lam are expected to be fit for selection in a fortnight's time when the Hurricanes resume action, hosting the competition new boys in the Kings at Westpac Stadium.
Dane Coles and Motu Matu'u will be monitored throughout the week, with medical teams keeping close tabs on their ankle and shoulder injuries respectively.
Hawke's Bay's Ash Dixon and a remarkable moustache made a good debut against a tough Highlanders pack, but all of the Canes were now looking forward to a well earned break.
Captain Conrad Smith said he especially was looking forward to some time off, while Ben Franks, who scored an impressive try in the corner, said a full on first month with Kiwi derbies mean't that the bye had come at the perfect time.
Most popular News:
Retallick primed for physical Australian pack04.Aug.2015
All Blacks not prepared to loose Bledisloe grip04.Aug.2015
Evans says mental strength needed to beat All Blacks03.Aug.2015
Preview: Taranaki aware they won't slip under the radar03.Aug.2015
Carter's work ethic means there is no let up03.Aug.2015
Bledisloe Cup still means plenty to All Blacks03.Aug.2015