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Muliaina and Kahui set for club return
Mils Muliaina will play for Te Rapa on Saturday
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- All Blacks Mils Muliaina and Richard Kahui will return to club rugby this weekend in a bid to prove their fitness for forthcoming Tests against Wales, beginning on June 19.
The duo will play for Te Rapa against Putaruru in Hamilton on Saturday while the All Blacks take on Ireland in New Plymouth. Muliaina has been struggling with a calf injury after returning from the broken thumb that ended his Super 14 season
"I don't want to jinx myself, but I'm hoping to be available for next week," he said. "Certainly the way I've trained this week and the way the leg is, I'm feeling very good now. It's just about trying to survive club rugby tomorrow and fingers crossed and touch wood that nothing else goes wrong."
- Former Wales fullback Kevin Morgan has retired from playing in order to take up a role as strength and conditioning coach at the Ospreys. The 2005 Grand Slam-winner had been combining playing for Neath with duties as conditioning coach at the Principality Premiership side in 2009-10.
"Over the course of the last season I've got some great experience with Neath and within the Ospreys elite development set-up, but it's not something I've only just thought about," he said. "For probably the last four or five years, as my playing career has been coming to an end, I've been working towards this role, doing my masters in Physiology at the University of Glamorgan and trying to build my all round knowledge and experience."
- The Waratahs have completed the signing of Australia Sevens international Brackin Karauria-Henry and Scottish-born scrum-half Brendan McKibbin on two-year deals.