Richard Kahui announcement today

Last updated 10:02 13/02/2013

Relevant offers

The Chiefs are expected to make an announcement about the future of star midfielder Richard Kahui this afternoon following reports he is close to signing a lucrative deal to play rugby in Japan.

Coach Dave Rennie would not confirm the claims when contacted by the Times this morning.

The past 12 months have been challenging for the 27-year-old who missed much of the international season last year due to a shoulder reconstruction.

It is understood Kahui would remain with the Chiefs for the Super 15 season until he comes off contract at the end of the year.

A Japanese deal would rule him out of All Black contention leaving a large hole in the depth of midfield talent for selectors.

Ad Feedback

- Waikato

Special offers
Opinion poll

How excited are you about the 2014 Commonwealth Games?

It's gold, bring it on

It's okay, like a watered-down Olympics

Not really - but I'll be once NZ serve up some dramatics.

Old episodes of Friends are more exciting.

Vote Result

Related story: After the hype, time to let the Games begin

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content