Saders lose McCaw again

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 24 Jun 2014 at 07:16
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The first major Kiwi casualty of the June international series has been confirmed, with All Black skipper Richie McCaw suffering a broken rib in his side’s second test win over England.

The Crusaders have announced that the veteran flanker will be out of action for up to four weeks, meaning he will miss all of their closing round-robin games and possibly their first knock-out match as well. The Crusaders travel to Wellington to face the Hurricanes this weekend in the first of three crunch derbies, all of which must be won to cement a home semi-final berth.

Meanwhile, the Japanese curse has struck the Canterbury side too, with another flanker, George Whitelock, confirming a move to the Panasonic White Knights on conclusion of the 2014 Super Rugby season.


  • How is Dagg’s injury coming along. That would be another serious casualty for them.

    Oh and would Conrad Smith be okay for this game. The Hurricanes will need him if they are to stand a chance against the Saders.

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.06.14 08:18:44 by Letgo Reply
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  • Are these injuries to the AB-contracted players poking holes in the whole “resting of players for international duty” argument?

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.06.14 11:05:08 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 2) : all the resting and mccheat is still as fragile as a certain flyhalf (who shall remain nameless).

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.06.14 20:13:38 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 3) : Andre Pretorius???? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 25.06.14 01:38:53 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • At least one of the Hurricanes or the Brumbies need to do the Sharks a favour this weekend.

  • Comment 5, posted at 25.06.14 09:11:19 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 2) : Resting is more about keeping the players physically and mentally fresh over the long season. Injuries (especially broken ribs) can and will happen regardless.

  • Comment 6, posted at 25.06.14 09:13:06 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 5) : Thankfully both those teams are also playing for play-off spots….so plenty in it for everyone. 😀

    @Bokhoring (Comment 6) : Yeah a rib injury would happen irrespective to rest….probably more to do with laying on the wrong side of the ruck one many times 😈

  • Comment 7, posted at 25.06.14 09:21:43 by FireTheLooser Reply


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