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Weepu league move put on hold

Written By : CHRISTOPHER CHAND. New Zealand Maori halfback Piri Weepu is yet to decide on whether he will switch to rugby league next year after being exiled from the
12 Jun 2008 12:00

image Written By : CHRISTOPHER CHAND. New Zealand Maori halfback Piri Weepu is yet to decide on whether he will switch to rugby league next year after being exiled from the All Blacks.
Weepu, who has been linked to moves to rugby league, said he would make a decision at the end of the year after playing in New Zealand.
The 24-year old said he would consider his options with the likelihood of also pursing a career in Europe where many of the former All Blacks have departed to.
“I’m focusing on rugby to the end of the season when it gets to the end then I will decide whether I will go to rugby league or go overseas to play rugby,” Weepu said.
The Hurricanes scrumhalf first made into the All Blacks in 2004 against Wales and was called back in 2005 for the Tri-Nations after he had missed the British Lions Tour.
He was left out of the World Cup squad last year after selectors had cited his form and attitude for his demotion.
Weepu has a strong rugby league background and has been offered lucrative deals from the NRL including Gold Coast.
The Wellington NPC player also has the ability to kick at goal and can also play at flyhalf.
Last week against the Tongans in the opening round of the Pacific Nations Cup he scored the match winner to set them on a winning start after they beat Tonga 20-9 at Albany.
Other All Blacks in the Maori lineup includes Daniel Braid, Ross Filipo and Jason Eaton will also hope to convince Graham Henry against Fiji at Churchill Park tomorrow.
The New Zealand Maoris will field a strong lineup to counter Fiji’s running game after last week’s shaky start. They face the Fijians at 3pm in Lautoka.



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