Reuben Thorne plays 100th senior club game

Last updated 05:00 05/05/2012

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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.

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