My world crashed sportRugby League25 Feb 09 @ 04:01pm by JOHN GRECO http://manly-daily.whereilive.com.au/sport/story/my-world-crashed/ BRENT Kite is only just starting to get back on his feet. ItÃ¢Â€Â™s been just three months since the sudden death of his father Rob. It was a moment that shattered KiteÃ¢Â€Â™s world, and it came just 24 hours after AustraliaÃ¢Â€Â™s World Cup final defeat to New Zealand. The tough prop, who just over a month earlier had inspired Manly to the premiership with a man-of-the-match performance, was devastated. Speaking for the first time since his tragic loss, itÃ¢Â€Â™s easy to see the 27-year-old, a devoted family man, is still coming to terms with all thatÃ¢Â€Â™s happened. Ã¢Â€ÂœItÃ¢Â€Â™s been a pretty heavy time,Ã¢Â€Â Kite, who will play his first match of the year for the Sunshine Coast Eagles this weekend, said on Wednesday. Ã¢Â€ÂœEspecially during that first week or so after. It was all very sudden, dad was only 60. ThereÃ¢Â€Â™s been a lot of adjusting to be done. Ã¢Â€ÂœDad was very big for me, especially sporting wise. Ã¢Â€ÂœHe was always getting us kids along to footy, athletics, boxing, whatever we turned our hand too. Ã¢Â€ÂœHe was always very supportive. ItÃ¢Â€Â™s tough but IÃ¢Â€Â™m going all right now.Ã¢Â€Â Kite only returned to Sydney late last year after spending much of his off-season at the family home in Queanbeyan, supporting his mum Mele. ItÃ¢Â€Â™s a major reason why he made the tough decision to remain in Australia while his teammates attempted to become the first Australian side in six years to win the World Club Challenge against Leeds on Monday. Ã¢Â€ÂœI was a bit worried that the boys might feel I wasnÃ¢Â€Â™t placing it very high on my priorities,Ã¢Â€Â Kite said. Ã¢Â€ÂœItÃ¢Â€Â™s just that the priorities with family are pretty high also. Ã¢Â€ÂœTheyÃ¢Â€Â™re all very understanding. Ã¢Â€ÂœDessy (Hasler) put a big emphasis on the importance of this game, itÃ¢Â€Â™s not just a trial. Ã¢Â€ÂœI just didnÃ¢Â€Â™t feel right taking off again for three weeks when IÃ¢Â€Â™d been away from my wife and kids for so long.Ã¢Â€Â Manly skipper Matt Orford said his team would miss KiteÃ¢Â€Â™s presence against the Rhinos. Ã¢Â€ÂœHe was a major part of what we did last year,Ã¢Â€Â the Sea Eagles skipper said. Ã¢Â€ÂœBut thereÃ¢Â€Â™s some young guys here who might get a chance.Ã¢Â€Â Hasler will name his team for the WCC clash on Friday..