Video: Blues waiting to unleash injured George Moala

George Moala (Photosport)
George Moala (Photosport)

Injured All Black George Moala is full of confidence, so it's no wonder he wants to get back into action for the Blues.

The 25-year-old scored his first All Blacks try in the 46-6 drubbing of Wales in Dunedin before succumbing to an elbow injury that forced him from the field.

Moala was initially ruled out for four weeks with the ligaments injury, but he's already returned to Blues training as the All Blacks settle back into Super Rugby.

Blues coach Tana Umaga said that Moala could return earlier than first predicted, with the midfielder keen to get back on the field.

"You don't know, it's his elbow and he's adamant he's alright, he can run no worries," Umaga said.

"He just wants to help the boys as best they can, so we'll just keep looking at that and see what the medical staff say."

While Umaga was impressed with Moala's All Blacks showing, he wasn't overly surprised at the success he was having, adding that the confidence he was exuding is what helped him get a place in the squad.

"I thought he was awesome, I thought he was just George who played the last couple of games in the pre-June window.

"Strong and confident is probably the biggest thing. Confident in what he was doing and his role and it really showed."

Moala made his All Blacks debut last year on the wing against Samoa, but has since shifted into the No.13 jersey where he's continued to grow as a player.

Umaga suggested he could yet move a step further to second five-eighth, but in the meantime was happy with Moala's growth inside.

"As a winger it's one step at a time, you just slowly move in one, see how he goes there, gets good at that, then he can move in again.

"Maybe 10 might be a stretch for him for a while until he gets a kicking game,"Umaga joked.