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Hurricanes speculation swirls around Ma'a Nonu
ESPN Staff
July 4, 2014
Ma'a Nonu has been in rampaging form for the Blues this season © Getty Images

Ma'a Nonu is the subject of increasing speculation that he will quit the final year of his Super Rugby contract with the Blues to return to the Hurricanes.

Wellington-born and -bred Nonu has produced rampaging form this season, and Sir John Kirwan says the Blues "want him to stay so we're sort of cruising along hoping he'll be with us for next year, which is what he's got in his contract".

"He does have an out, but we're concentrating on the Crusaders and we'll talk about those things in the next couple of weeks," the Blues head coach said.

The Hurricanes are in need of a powerful inside centre for next season, with Alapati Leiua and Tim Bateman leaving the franchise, and John Plumtree, part of the incoming coaching team with Chris Boyd, got the best out of Nonu when he coach the player at Wellington Lions.

Nonu's immediate family remains in Wellington, but he has refused to talk this week about his playing future.

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