28 Mar 2014

Piri Weepu may need heart surgery

5:56 pm on 28 March 2014

It's been confirmed that the Blues halfback Piri Weepu is likely to require heart surgery, after suffering a minor stroke three weeks ago.

Test results which came back on Friday have shown Weepu, as thought, has a small hole in his heart.

Further tests next week will decide if the former All Black requires surgery.

Tonight the Crusaders host the Hurricanes in a crucial local derby.