Former Auckland Blues and All Blacks wing Joeli Vidiri knows first hand what it’s like to be struck down by kidney disease.
That’s why he’s getting behind this year’s Kidney Society Auckland Annual Appeal, which began on Monday and finishes on Sunday.
Vidiri’s rugby career was cut short when he was diagnosed with kidney disease. He now needs to use a dialysis machine three times a week.
To donate visit www.kid neysociety.co.nz or to make a $20 donation phone 0900 KIDNEY (0900-543-639). Eden Park bosses are confident they’ve got the right security measures to deal with a sell-out crowd that will head to the ground when the Black Caps face India in a one-day clash this week.
Concerns about security were raised after a bottle was thrown on to the field while India were fielding during a twenty20 game at Westpac Stadium in Wellington earlier this month.