Blues consider move for Guildford

Date published: August 18 2015

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Zac Guildford's next stop could be in Auckland with Super Rugby franchise the Blues as he looks to make his next move.

Guildford had been close to joining the Waratahs to link up with his former coach Daryl Gibson, before deciding that he wanted to remain in New Zealand to be closer to his family.

The former All Blacks winger spent part of last season in the Top 14 with Clermont before returning to New Zealand.

He has since been turning out for Hawke's Bay in the ITM Cup.

"We're considering him," said new Blues boss Tana Umaga to the NZ Herald.

"We need to do our due diligence on everyone and see who's playing well. We're looking at everyone in the ITM Cup at the moment."

NZRU chief executive Steve Tew added: "I don't know that he's on anyone's list but he might be."

"I suspect there are, in most of the Super teams, still three or four slots available in the squads and certainly in the wider training groups.

"The Blues are still looking for a number of players so I would've thought Zac, and any number of players, are playing over the next few weeks with the possibility of a professional contract in this country."

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