Rugby Championship

All Blacks name squad for Durban Test

2016-09-19 09:02
Jerome Kaino (Gallo Images)

Wellington - Powerhouse flank Jerome Kaino will miss the All Blacks' Rugby Championship Test against Argentina due to a shoulder injury, New Zealand Rugby said on Monday.

Kaino was omitted from a 31-man squad leaving for Argentina Friday for the October 1 Test in Buenos Aires.

Waisake Naholo, who pulled a hamstring in the opening Rugby Championship match against Australia, and George Moala, who injured a knee during New Zealand's June series against Wales, were named in the squad.

Kaino picked up his injury when he fell awkwardly in a tackle during Saturday's 41-13 victory over South Africa in Christchurch, which delivered New Zealand the Championship title.

Team management hope he will be fit for the return leg against the Springboks in Durban on October 8.

All Blacks travelling squad:

Hookers: Dane Coles, Liam Coltman, Codie Taylor
Props: Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Owen Franks, Joe Moody, Ofa Tu'ungafasi
Locks: Brodie Retallick, Luke Romano, Patrick Tuipulotu, Sam Whitelock
Loose forwards: Elliot Dixon, Jerome Kaino (South Africa only), Kieran Read, Ardie Savea, Liam Squire, Matt Todd
Scrumhalves: Tawera Kerr-Barlow, TJ Perenara, Aaron Smith
Flyhalves: Beauden Barrett, Damian McKenzie, Lima Sopoaga
Centres: Ryan Crotty, Malakai Fekitoa, Anton Lienert-Brown, George Moala
Outside backs: Israel Dagg, Waisake Naholo, Julian Savea, Ben Smith

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