14 Sep 2010

Waikato coach says All Blacks recall furthest thing from Donald's mind

5:51 pm on 14 September 2010

First five Stephen Donald will come off the bench for Waikato in their national provincial rugby clash with Southland in Hamilton on Thursday night as he begins his quest for an All Black recall.

Donald hasn't played at all in this year's ITM Cup and with Aaron Cruden and Colin Slade front runners to be Dan Carters backup at next year's World Cup, it appears time is running out for the mooloo playmaker.

The Waikato coach Chris Gibbes concedes it will be tough for Donald to force his way back into the All Blacks but says it couldn't be further from the first five's mind.