Gear considers overseas move

2011-08-24 08:04

Wellington - New Zealand wing Hosea Gear says he may move overseas after missing selection for the All Blacks 30-man squad for the Rugby World Cup.

Gear and 45-Test veteran Sitiveni Sivivatu were left out of the squad named on Tuesday, with the All Blacks preferring Cory Jane, Zac Guildford and Isaia Toeava as the wing options because they can also play other positions.

Gear, whose wife is expecting twins, said he would discuss his future with family. He was keen to play again for the All Blacks but said he had been "in and out and I'm not getting any younger. I've got a young family that I need to think about and take care of."

He said "financially it's a massive loss that you're making that you could be making overseas."


  • Riaan - 2011-08-24 08:22

    If the grass is greener on the other side its only because there is a lot more sh*t

  • Chief Kok - 2011-08-24 08:51

    And what if he were selected??? Than the loss was not an issue. No, mr Gear. That's a sign of immaturity. Don't throw tantrums. You were given the opportunity to prove yourself (even after a disappointing Super 15), and you did not perform in 2 tests. Guildford could have been given more game time. Leave if you want to.

      levit8 - 2011-08-24 11:09

      I agree. Wow, that's amazing. Now and again you really do surprise the heck out of everyone by engaging brain before engaging keyboard.

      AmandaWhereTo - 2011-08-24 12:38

      Hmmm, don't be so quick levit8. All he said was "I've been in and out of the team..." which is true. Where exactly did he say that he should have been picked over the others and that he's proven himself worthy? And he mentioned that he needs to look after his family (was that the bad part maybe?) and you can do that more consistently if you play overseas. Which is also true. I didn't see any signs of a tantrum at all, just a man looking after this family and doing what's best for him and his charges. I think that his exclusion was just the catalyst, but then again, expecting kids (and twins) all of a sudden tends to be a catalyst for lots of things as well. I reckon Chief, like so many before him, misinterpreted an article and read words that aren't there. Unless you've spoken with Gear personally?

      Wormtongue - 2011-08-25 05:32

      That is a really rich from a p@ephol that gets off on stabbing the national rugby team of his own country in the back. Kok, you really created your own little reality - you really live in the twilight zone.

  • Coach18 - 2011-08-24 08:53

    typical, dont make the side so run away!

  • Hendrik - 2011-08-24 08:53

    Come to SA!

  • MB1810 - 2011-08-24 09:50

    I think he will probably make the move, afterall a rugby players' carreer can only last that long and if he is no longer in contention for an All Black spot, why not play overseas. He has a family to think of and a future to consider post-rugby. On the same note, but perhaps a different key, I think if Bismarck gets snubbed for first choice hooker again after John's retirement, he might be thinking of something similar.

  • EJ - 2011-08-24 15:18

    this is the downfall of having depth. There will always be quality players that miss out.

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