HOSEA GEAR has decided to thumb his nose at a lucrative contract in Japan to continue chasing his All Blacks dream.
The 28-year-old confirmed today that he said no to joining Toshiba and is staying in New Zealand.
Gear missed out on initial selection in the All Blacks’ 35-man wider training squad, but looks set to earn a recall following an injury to Cory Jane.
He has played eight tests for New Zealand since his debut against Australia in Hong Kong in 2008.
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