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PostSubject: Kahui out for 6 months   Kahui out for 6 months Icon_minitimeFri Jun 05, 2009 3:44 am

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The All Blacks have suffered a major blow ahead of their test season with classy centre Richard Kahui out for up to six months with a shoulder injury.

Kahui picked up the problem in the Chiefs' Super 14 final loss to the Bulls last weekend and the injury has worsened since he arrived back in New Zealand earlier this week.

He was reduced to a spectator's role today as the All Blacks wound up their three-day camp in Auckland ahead of tests against France and Italy.

The problems at centre don't stop there for All Blacks coach Graham Henry with first choice Conrad Smith also sitting out training on Friday with what appeared to be a hamstring problem.

The new-look backline had Isaia Toeava running at No. 13.

Also on the injury list and not taking part in contact training were halfback Brendon Leonard, loose forward Jerome Kaino and senior lock Ali Williams.

The poor bugger had a blighted start to his career due to injuries - now he has his best shot ever of taking the 13 jersey for himself and then this happens.

Laulala may be a trifle disappointed that he signed in the north now...

With Smith also in doubt the depth at centre suddenly opens again.

- Does Nonu stay at 12 and a 13 partner (probably Toeava initially) found for him, or does he move out to 13 and find another 12?
- Who gets the call up...Tuitavake? (likely) Tamati Ellison (possible) Tim Bateman (unlikely)...?
- WTF???
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PostSubject: Re: Kahui out for 6 months   Kahui out for 6 months Icon_minitimeFri Jun 05, 2009 3:50 am

Nonu at 12, Toeava at 13 and Ellison called up on the bench.

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PostSubject: Re: Kahui out for 6 months   Kahui out for 6 months Icon_minitimeFri Jun 05, 2009 4:03 am

Bugger. I'm a huge fan of Kahui, this sucks.

Its not just pressure on midfield stocks too.

It also means that Donald will be under even more scrutiny to take ownership of the 10 jersey because McAlister may now be needed at 12 if more injuries strike.
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PostSubject: Re: Kahui out for 6 months   Kahui out for 6 months Icon_minitimeFri Jun 05, 2009 5:17 am

Same here 40/20.

Big Blow for the AB's
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Donald, McAlister, Nonu - now looks like a possibility...
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PostSubject: Re: Kahui out for 6 months   Kahui out for 6 months Icon_minitimeFri Jun 05, 2009 6:30 am

Conrad was only sitting out training so no need to panic yet. Stink for Kahui, don't believe he is better than Smith though so as long as Smith gets fit they will be fine
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PostSubject: Re: Kahui out for 6 months   Kahui out for 6 months Icon_minitimeFri Jun 05, 2009 7:01 am

Somewhere else said Smith was out of contention for the first test now.
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PostSubject: Re: Kahui out for 6 months   Kahui out for 6 months Icon_minitimeFri Jun 05, 2009 8:24 am

I feel sorry for him! hes played so well.

lucky wev got heapsa depth at center IMO.
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