Reuben Thorne plays 100th senior club game

Last updated 05:00 05/05/2012

Relevant offers

Provincial

Counties Manukau aiming for a top-four finish Jason Rutledge ready for final club onslaught Jason Rutledge rules out switch from Southland Robbie Fruean signs two-year deal with Magpies Ex AB Jimmy Cowan signs with Tasman Makos Little surprises in Taranaki's squad for NPC Baden Kerr named in Counties Manukau squad All Blacks to play North Harbour, Northland Counties see off challenge of Mid Canterbury Mid Canterbury seek respect in challenge

The evergreen Reuben Thorne brings up yet another rugby milestone today.

The former All Black captain will play his 100th game of senior club rugby as his High School Old Boys side play Sumner at Bob Deans Oval. Thorne, 37, has also played 50 tests, 129 Super matches for the Crusaders and 78 for Canterbury as well as a stint in Japan.

He first won a title back in 1995 with High School Old Boys as a 20-year-old and four years later he made his test debut as a substitute against South Africa in Pretoria. But even last year he was still playing for Canterbury and was a major force in another HSOB title win.

He's now on the coaching staff with the Mauger brothers but is still a vital cog in HSOB's forward pack and will wear the No4 jersey.

Marist-Albion openside Ben Enoka also plays his 100th senior game today.

Today's Hawkins Cup: (all 2.45pm) HSOB v Sumner – Bob Deans Oval, New Brighton v Shirley – Rawhiti, Burnside v Marist-Albion – Burnside Park, Lincoln University v Linwood – Lincoln University, Sydenham v Christchurch – Sydenham Park, University v Belfast – Ilam 1.

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Special offers
Opinion poll

What NZ rugby job would you give Robbie Deans?

All Blacks coach

Black Ferns coach

Super Rugby coach

NZ under-20s coach

NPC coach

Waterboy

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content