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Carter scare for All Blacks

2012-11-22 22:41

Cardiff - All Black playmaker Dan Carter could be a doubt for Saturday's Test match against Wales after injuring his leg in training, according to media reports.

The 30-year-old Carter, capped 93 times for New Zealand and Test rugby's highest points scorer, pulled up in training on Thursday with "a leg twinge", according to the All Blacks camp.

An update on Carter's status will be given at the captain's run at the Millennium Stadium on Friday.

The playmaker's replacement would likely be understudy Aaron Cruden.

Teams:

Wales:


15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Liam Williams, 10Rhys Priestland, 9 Mike Phillips, 8 Toby Faletau, 7 Sam Warburton (captain), 6 Ryan Jones, 5 Luke Charteris, 4 Bradley Davies, 3 Aaron Jarvis, 2 Matthew Rees, 1 Paul James

Replacements: 16 Ken Owens, 17 Gethin Jenkins, 18 Scott Andrews, 19 Aaron Shingler, 20 Justin Tipuric, 21 Tavis Knoyle, 22 James Hook, 23 Scott Williams

New Zealand:


15 Israel Dagg, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma'a Nonu, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (captain), 6 Liam Messam, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Andrew Hore, 1 Tony Woodcock

Substitutes: 16 Dane Coles, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Charlie Faumuina, 19 Brodie Retallick, 20 Victor Vito, 21 Piri Weepu, 22 Aaron Cruden, 23 Ben Smith

AFP

Comments
  • quenton.vanniekerk - 2012-11-23 02:15

    Thought carter is doubt full but his in the starting 15?

      justin.hawthorne.27 - 2012-11-23 06:52

      That team was announced Thursday morning. DC's injury occurred later in the day. as the article says, they will see how things are on Friday after training before deciding whether he should be replaced. So as it stands, he is still starting.

  • duncan.biyela - 2012-11-23 07:26

    He will play! King Carter

  • jason.children - 2012-11-23 09:13

    I dont understand, they are playing the Welsh who are battling so give the senior players a rest.

  • rboy24 - 2012-11-23 09:19

    Doesn't matter if he starts or does not Start,,All blacks are still going to Dominate !!!

  • emmett.gracie - 2012-11-23 11:53

    These 'niggles' seem to be happening more and more. Best 10 ever, but will he still be holding together at 33 in 2015...?

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