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Boklogic

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Richard Kahui...Is this man ever fit to play??
April 30, 2013, 06:17:47

Re-injured his shoulder at training today. He pulled out of this weekends win over the Sharks with a "flared up" hamstring. He has had 4 shoulder re-constructions over the past 6 years...

 

Its really hard to be a Kahui fan. He is just a brittle specimen. I fear Goosen may be a lot like Kahui. One of the real great talents whose career will be ravaged by serious injuries.

 

At what point does he say, enough is enough!! Surely it must not be worth the pain. Always be rehabilitated and constantly on the sidelines, having uncomfortable sleeps and all the rest!

Call time Richard! Thanks for the years of entertainment and some magic moments but you are a hard man to support these days!


clevermike

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RE: Richard Kahui...Is this man ever fit to play??
April 30, 2013, 07:34:38

boklogic

Kahui said he is  playing in Japan - because their playing schedule is not very hard and I believe that players do deteriorate physically whilst playing there.  Take for instane Grant and now Kahui.   Du Preez came back from Japan - when Meyer wanted him as scrummie - and admitted that he was not matchfit to play on international level.

I believe that the problem is that playing in Japan - not being soo physically demanding leads to relaxation in physical development and consequently to inutries when players come back to play on the more demanding level of Super 15.  Wonder about France as well - Steenkamp was grossly overweight when called up by Meyer in 2012 and Fransie was carrying so much lard - it was unbelievable/. The latter seems to have lost aweight - but he is still not near to whee his ideal weight should be.  He also got injured before his ankles could not properly carry the 118kgs and he was trying to play rugby in that condition.


Rooinek

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RE: Richard Kahui...Is this man ever fit to play??
April 30, 2013, 09:44:20

Any chance of link to the article saying that he picked up a new injury today?


sasuke uchiha

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RE: Richard Kahui...Is this man ever fit to play??
April 30, 2013, 10:00:54

Curse of Kahui's shoulder strikes again

'It's not very good,' admits Rennie

Richard Kahui

'NOT GOOD': The Chiefs Richard Kahui has suffered yet another shoulder injury.
 


Injury plagued Chiefs midfielder Richard Kahui has suffered yet another shoulder injury

 

Kahui, who missed last weekend's match against the Sharks with a hamstring strain suffered the previous week against the Waratahs in Sydney, hurt his shoulder in a tackling session, Chiefs coach Dave Rennie revealed today.

 

'It's not very good,' said Rennie when quizzed about Kahui's state of fitness after the All Black was a spectator at this morning's training session at the Chiefs' Ruakura training base.

 

'The issue is around his shoulder now. His hammy is OK but the medics are referring him to have another scan because he's got pain in his shoulder - the one that was operated on [last year].'

 

Rennie said the latest injury occurred during a tackling session on Sunday.

 

'It felt sore and then he threw out a hand to catch a ball and he felt a little pop in there.'

 

Kahui has had six operations on shoulder injuries during his career and was last year sidelined for 10 months while he went through rehabilition from that surgery that followed a shoulder dislocation suffered in the May match against the Reds in Brisbane.

 

He did not return until coming off the bench in the home match against the Highlanders at Waikato Stadium on March 22.

 

Kahui has signed a two-year deal with Japanese club Toshiba and is due to leave New Zealand after the Super Rugby season.


sasuke uchiha

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RE: Richard Kahui...Is this man ever fit to play??
April 30, 2013, 10:23:32

its a shame about kahui, but hopefully he gets his shoulder right and plays rugby while earning some cash for as long as he can
hes played four games this year which is a shame, but with hansen saying that kahui was being considered for the french series, i cant help but feel that this maybe a blessing in disguise???
i would rather the All Blacks pick players who are baed in NZ and are not leaving in the near fututre, its all about developing that talent.


@rooinek,

heres the link of the above articel,,,
www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/sport/chiefs/8614307/Curse-of-Kahuis-shoulder-strikes-again


Rooinek

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RE: Richard Kahui...Is this man ever fit to play??
April 30, 2013, 10:29:09

Thanks Sasuke.

 

I have no hope of transferring Kahui out of my team so he'll have to sit on my bench this week, but I'm now starting to run out of transfers for next week's round already!


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