Former Highlanders hooker Jason Rutledge has joined the Hurricanes as cover
The Hurricanes have moved quickly to avert a potential front-row injury crisis by signing Jason Rutledge.
Last Updated: 10/03/13 9:06am
The former Highlanders hooker has teamed up with the Wellington franchise as cover for Dane Coles and Motu Matu'u.
Both players picked up injuries in the 29-28 victory over the Crusaders, with Coles damaging his ankle and Matu'u suffering a shoulder injury.
Rutledge left the Highlanders at the end of last season and his Super Rugby days appeared to be over.
However the 35-year-old, who plays in the ITM Cup with Southland, could now face his former employers in Friday's showdown in Dunedin.