Richard Ferguson

All Blacks lose two for opening rounds

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :All Blacks, Original Content, RWC 2011, Tri Nations on 30 Aug 2011 at 09:22
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It seems the Tri Nations loss to Australia on Saturday is not only a blow to the All Blacks mentally, but they have also lost two players to injury, of which they will only recover later in the tournament.

Kieran Read will miss the opening weeks and will most likely only be ready to take the field once the All Blacks reach the quarter finals. Fellow loose forwards Adam Thomson has been ruled out of the opening match against Tonga next weekend.

The sad part about these injuries is that players who will replace these stalwarts, will most likely perform quite well and should make for some interesting selections towards the latter part of the tournament.

Adam Thomson hasn’t exactly covered himself in glory in the games he has played in the All Black jersey and it will be interesting to see whether he features at all.



  • Comment 1, posted at 30.08.11 09:34:07 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : they won’t have carter or mccaw its more like 8 MORE YEARS

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.08.11 09:43:23 by Poisy Reply
  • This might just be a blessing in disguise for the NZ. Now they will be fresh when it matters OR maybe rusty when they play the boks 😕

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.08.11 10:32:55 by Viking Reply
  • @Poisy (Comment 2) :

    What is stopping McCaw and Carter from still playing in 2015?

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.08.11 10:40:26 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : 😆
    Its a good thing that we have a bid better opposition in the playoff, will keep us focused, think the easy road for the AB can count against them….

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.08.11 11:03:29 by Franshark Reply
  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 4) : they can’t play forever and still be at they peak,just look at our own squad,if they play to long for ab’s they will end up being a liability than an asset and will be living on reputation than performance

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.08.11 11:15:11 by Poisy Reply
  • So it looks like it will be Mccaw, Kaino and ??? Vito? Who are the other loosies in the squad? Messam?

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.08.11 11:32:14 by SheldonK Reply

  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 4) : They wont be good enough ,mcaw especially already has lost alot of potency, like John Smit ,just the captaincy issue.

    The 2nd string saders kid todd looks good, more specialised.

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.08.11 11:33:39 by Talent Reply
  • @SheldonK (Comment 7) : Messam ,should be messam

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.08.11 11:34:06 by Talent Reply

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