Rush in doubt for All Blacks

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 02 March, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 02 March, 1993, 12:00am

ALL Black Eric Rush, rated one of the finest sevens rugby players in the world, is in doubt for the Hongkong and World Cup Sevens.

A recurring injury forced him out of the Singapore Sevens on February 21, where his Takapuna side went down 28-12 to South Africa's Durban Harlequins in the quarter-finals.

Rush, who was plagued by hamstring and back injuries last season with the All Blacks in South Africa and the touring New Zealand Maori side, was grounded in Singapore by a Japanese player, Tony Kubo.

Kubo apologised to Rush after the tackle and immediately asked to be photographed with him.

''Rush is my idol and now I'll have a story to tell when I get home,'' he said.