Fit again Kronfeld looking forward to tournament
September 20, 1999
Josh Kronfeld, who injured his ankle last week, is back in training and looking forward to going one better than 1995.
The Otago flanker missed most of last week's sessions after picking up a training ground injury - and made it worse by standing on a colleague's foot when playing volleyball. The ankle is still sore but Kronfeld (pictured) is determined that it will not have an adverse effect on his World Cup campaign.
"I trained in the last session but I'm disappointed I couldn't participate fully," he said. "But that's how things go."
Kronfeld believes that he generally plays better after a break. "I have been doing it a few times now but I'd prefer not to, but it seems to work. I'm just keen to get into it again."
Looking ahead to the tournament he is aware of the expectations back home, but is going to follow the cliché of taking one game at a time.
"Winning the World Cup is the emphasis of the public, but I don't think it will be as easy as that."
Kronfeld said it was important for the All Blacks to start well and keep on improving as the competition moved into the quarter-finals. "I treat it as six games," he said. "If we win the six games, we will win
the World Cup."