ALL BLACKS midfielder Richard Kahui has ruled himself out of next Friday’s test against Fiji in Dunedin after tweaking a hamstring.
He faces three to four weeks on the sidelines, meaning he may also miss the Tri Nations tests against South Africa in Wellington on July 30 and the Bledisloe Cup clash against Australia in Auckland a week later.
However, All Blacks doctor Deb Robinson was hopeful the Waikato man would be ready to return to rugby during the home leg of the Tri Nations.
Hosea Gear will also miss the Fiji test after pulling his hamstring, but should be available the following week.
Meanwhile, outside back Israel Dagg (thigh muscle), Isaia Toeava (hip) and prop Tony Woodcock (foot) were all making good progress and it was hoped they would play in the ITM Cup before becoming available for the All Blacks away leg of the Tri Nations.« Back to Articles
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With all of the news around concussion do you think there should be safety measures in place for players to ensure they don't play on after a head know? How and who should police that?
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