Crusaders' Read to miss semi

2012-07-23 22:44

Wellington - All Blacks backrower Kieran Read will miss the Crusaders' Super Rugby semi-final against the Chiefs on Saturday because of a cracked rib.

Read was hurt during the Crusaders' match against the Chiefs in the second-to-last round of the regular season. An initial scan showed no sign of a fracture but subsequent tests revealed the injury which forced Read to miss last weekend's playoffs match against the Bulls.

Read says he hopes to recover to be available if the Crusaders make the final.

In his absence, All Blacks captain Richie McCaw will remain at No 8.


  • nzbro.allblack - 2012-07-23 23:18

    slow news day N24?

      piet.boerie - 2012-07-24 05:48

      Even slower in NZ having you troll all the way over here. Bored of counting sheep skinny white Pakeha. Real Kiwis dont blog. The ref intimidation tag team is broken. No more Kieran raised eyebrows hey who me playing the ball on the ground shock look, then the scrummie and McCheat hassle the ref. Who me Bro, I am not offside or on the ground Bro.

      Caleb - 2012-07-25 03:05

      Oh of course Piet, none of the SA sides do that, no no no , they are all saints that never do anything like that. Get a grip man.

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