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Anesi causes selection headache

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Thursday, March 23, 2006    Sportal.co.nz    allblacks.com

Fresh from his Commonwealth Games gold medal, Anesi arrived back into the Chiefs fold complaining of blurred vision after suffering two nasty knocks in the Games quarter-final against Canada.

Anesi has since had neurological tests which will confirm when he will be able to return to the 15-man version of the game.

"We'll see how it goes but I'm quite sure it's going to be good," Anesi told The Waikato Times.

"The body was a bit tired yesterday and Sunday but it's coming right and I'm feeling really good today and looking forward to the game on Saturday night."

Anesi said the second head clash against Canada had left him feeling dizzy and disorientated.

"I didn't really know where I was for a while. I remember everything but I just had a second vision, he said.

As a result of the knock to the head, Anesi was relegated to the sideline for the second time in a week.

Having watched the Chiefs' nail-biting 19-25 loss to the Crusaders from the main stand at Waikato Stadium the day before flying out for Melbourne, Anesi was again a spectator, this time from the bench, in the final stages of the Sevens event at the Games.

"I was quite proud of how the new boys handled the games but quite sad too that I couldn't be there on the field to help them out. But it was still an awesome feeling afterwards," said Anesi.