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Donald keen to continue playing Super Rugby



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All Black Rugby World Cup winner Stephen Donald says that he wants to continue playing Super Rugby for the Chiefs in 2017

Donald says that despite having had another injury plagued season he is not yet ready to hang up his Super Rugby boots.

The Chiefs first-five has been out of rugby for the last three months after he injured his shoulder in the Chiefs Chiefs’ quarter-final victory over the Stormers in July.

Thirty-two-year-old Donald will return to the field on Saturday when he comes off the replacements bench for Waikato when they face Wellington for what could be his only Mooloos appearance of 2016.

Last year he was only able to play twice for the province as he battled with a hamstring injury after returning from a playing stint in Japan.

Donald does however believe that he is more than capable of another Super Rugby campaign with the Chiefs after shining for them in their June victory over Wales.

“The lat was a freak injury and we couldn’t find any other rugby player it’s happened to – apparently it’s a water skiers’ injury,” Donald NZ Newswire.

“The body is as good as it’s ever been, so I’m certainly not thinking it’s all over yet.”

Donald says that he hasn’t spoken to the Chiefs management about his future but adds that he is so keen to continue playing that he has not yet ruled out playing another season abroad if he is not signed up for Super Rugby.

“The only game of rugby I know I’ve got guaranteed is on Saturday night,” Donald said.

“What will be, will be, but when you get to this point in your career it’s just a matter of enjoying the moment.”

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