Wounded Highlanders call in reinforcements

LOGAN SAVORY
Last updated 13:21 20/05/2013

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The Highlanders have called in the reinforcements for their bottom-of-the-table showdown with the Western Force this week.

All Black second five-eighth Ma’a Nonu, along with prop Bronson Murray and first five-eighth Trent Renata are on route today to Perth to join the struggling Highlanders.

Nonu was left behind in New Zealand to rest a problem knee injury for the two games in South Africa where the Highlanders lost to the Kings and the Bulls.

However he has come back into the mix for the game against the Force which in the wash up to the season could determine the 2013 Super Rugby wooden-spooners.

Murray joins the team to bolster the propping stocks with Chris King expected to be ruled out of the season with a bicep injury.

Waikato pivot Renata will provide cover for a backline which is limping through the season at the moment.

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