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Miracle cure sees Naholo named in NZ World Cup squad

Miracle cure sees winger Waisake Naholo named in New Zealand World Cup squad

Miracle cure sees Naholo named in NZ World Cup squad

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Injured winger Waisake Naholo was named Sunday in New Zealand's squad to defend the Rugby World Cup as the selectors trusted a Fijian folk healer to repair Naholo's broken leg in time for the tournament's pool rounds.

Naholo suffered a cracked tibia in his debut test against Argentina on July 16 and was thought to be sidelined for three months, ruling him out of action until the Cup's late playoff rounds.

His expected unavailability further complicated the selection of the outside backs which was one of the most contentious elements of the New Zealand squad announced Sunday.

But Naholo traveled to his native Fiji to receive treatment from a traditional healer and the All Blacks' say medical tests show he has made a recovery.


Updated : 2021-09-19 13:37 GMT+08:00