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    Richie McCaw breaks thumb

    2014-03-01 09:01

    Wellington - All Blacks captain Richie McCaw will be sidelined for up to eight weeks after suffering a broken thumb Friday in the second round of the Super Rugby tournament.

    McCaw suffered the injury in the first half of the Crusaders' match against the Auckland-based Blues on Friday and took no part in the second half.

    The Christchurch-based Crusaders confirmed the injury Saturday and said it was not yet clear whether McCaw would have to undergo surgery.

    The Crusaders lost the match 35-24 after being beaten 18-10 by the defending champion Chiefs in their opening match of the season. McCaw's injury has now dealt a new and heavy blow to the seven-time champions.

    McCaw may not return before the Crusaders' round 12 match against the Brumbies on May 3.

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