All Blacks’ flyhalf curse strikes again
- 26 Aug 2013
New Zealand's fourth-choice No 10 Tom Taylor has been ruled out for three weeks with a rib injury.
Taylor suffered the injury while making his Test debut against Australia on Saturday and will not be fit for the All Blacks' next clash against Argentina in Hamilton on 7 September.
'It seems to be a bogey in Wellington for 10s, that's for sure, but it's just the way it is and we have to cope with it,' said coach Steve Hansen.
Taylor received a call-up after injuries to Dan Carter, Aaron Cruden and Beauden Barrett.
Fortunately for the All Blacks, Carter and Barrett are expected to be available to face Argentina, as will Colin Slade, who was a replacement on Saturday.
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