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.
Photo: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images
Goosen’s free to fly
Johan Goosen will continue to play the game his way, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar has been in excellent form for Ulster, writes PAUL MORGAN.
What we’ve learned
Five lessons from this weekend's Vodacom Super Rugby matches, according to SIMON BORCHARDT.