Weepu open to Canes return
27 Apr 2012
Piri Weepu says a move back to the Hurricanes next season is a possibility.
The All Blacks scrumhalf has experienced a disappointing year with the Blues in 2012, from riding the bench for most of the Super Rugby campaign to being questioned about his commitment to the Blues by the Auckland fans. The Blues are also struggling at the foot of the overall log.
Weepu, who is only signed on for one season, gets a start ahead of Alby Mathewson this weekend against the Reds. But the 28-year-old still admitted that he would return to the Hurricanes if the Wellington franchise showed enough interest. This would be a personal advantage for Weepu too, as he would be nearer to his young family.
‘I don’t know yet [whether I'd go back], they’ve got to want me first,’ Weepu told stuff.co.nz. ‘I can’t just say that I’m going somewhere. But at this stage I’ll leave all of that up to my agent.’
Weepu also added that a stint in Europe or Japan will not be an option in 2013, increasing the chances of a Wellington return should a move away from the Blues happen.
‘I’ve cancelled all options overseas. So I’ll stay here and try to make the most of it,’ he said.