7 Mar 2012

Kaino not going to Republic

10:35 am on 7 March 2012

The All Black loose forward Jerome Kaino will not travel to South Africa to join up with his Blues' team-mates.

After further examination of his shoulder injury suffered against the Chiefs it has been decided that he should stay in Auckland for treatment.

Kaino stayed home when the Blues left last Saturday.

The Blues play the Bulls in Pretoria this weekend and the Stormers in Cape Town the following weekend.

Peter Saili was called in to travel to South Africa with the team last weekend and with the loss of Rudi Wulf as well, Auckland back Hadleigh Parkes has been called up from the Blues Wider Training Group.