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.
With the series level, expect both teams to put it all on the line as they seek to win the deciding test in Sydney on Saturday night.