Hoani Macdonald released from hospital

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Rugby Southland     29 Oct 2012     Getty Images

He was initially being treated at Middlemore but was moved for to Auckland specifically for the operation on Friday.

The events of the last 8 days have been a lot to comprehend for Macdonald and his family who for the immediate future will be staying in Auckland to be close to medical support while allowing time for them to reflect on and deal with the past week.

The family have asked for continued privacy and are looking forward to some time together out of the hospital while Hoani continues his recovery.

Hoani and his family are continuing to receive great support from the Rugby community as well their family and friends.