Rush in doubt for All Blacks
By GLENN WATSON in Wellington
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.