Milner Skudder set to return for the Lions tour this summer

Nehe Milner Skudder in Super Rugby for Hurricanes

 

All Blacks winger Nehe Milner-Skudder is set to return to the pitch for the British and Irish Lions’ tour of New Zealand, which are now just over a month away.

With the much anticipated tournament bringing excitement throughout the ranks of the Lions and opponents alike, it was thought that Milner-Skudder would be in the stands for another Lions tour after his series of injuries ovee the past few seasons, which have given him problems on both a club and national level.

His latest injury; in the form of a cracked metatarsal, has put a large shadow over his fitness for this years tour, but after a slow start to recover, he has now assured fans that he is “getting the legs ticking over.”. Skudder is set to return to action for his club side on the 9th of June; just a week after the start of the tour, meaning that if all goes to plan, he will be fit for the Hurricanes’ face off with the Lions on the 27th of June.

With Gatland naming yet another strong squad for the tour, every side will have to be on their A-game to stand a chance of beating the Lions, so it will be music to the ears of Hurricanes fans Skudder said that; “…I’ll be back playing some footy by then”.

With a full bill of fitness, who thinks that the All Blacks’ flanker could make the difference when the Lions visit the Westpac stadium late next month?

 

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