The scrum half of the All Blacks, Aaron Smith, will stay in New Zealand to be with your family in anticipation of the birth of your second child and will join your team Manawatu Turbos this week to train and play at the Bunnings Warehouse NPC this season.
“There is a silver lining here about not being with the All Blacks. I’m just five games away from 50 for the Turbos and I’m excited to achieve that milestone. “, said the 32-year-old back in this regard.
In addition, Smith said that the increasing unlikelihood of obtaining an MIQ place to return to New Zealand for the birth was the reason for staying in New Zealand. Her baby won’t be born until November, but she said she didn’t want to risk not being here for the birth.
“The door is not completely closed for me to join the team during the November international window, if our baby arrives early. Anything can happen in this environment, so I have an open mind. However, for the moment, I just want to focus on being here with my family and enjoying that time and playing for Manawatu. I can’t wait to put my boots back on “, scrum half closed.