Thursday, January 7, 2010
Former All Black Aaron Mauger reported to be keen to come home...
Former All Black Aaron Mauger reported to be keen to be home:
There is a potential midfield boost for the All Blacks with second-five Aaron Mauger reported to be keen to come home. However, Ma'a Nunu would appear to have that position secured at present. The spectre of the talented Richard Kahui looms over the All Blacks midfield.
The Crusaders have yet to make a formal approach to Aaron Mauger, despite reports the former All Blacks second-five is keen to return to New Zealand. The Crusaders would appear to be solid in that position, though with Steven Brett gone to the Blues, Mauger could cover there.
Mauger is reportedly keen to leave English club Leicester and return home ahead of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder says he has heard Mauger wants to move his young family back to New Zealand and while Mauger has been in contact with them, they have not been targeting him or chasing him.
Blackadder says it seems to be an increasing trend for former All Blacks to return from overseas late in their careers.
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