Rugby

All Blacks lose trio for France showdown

2016-11-21 12:35
Ben Smith (AFP)

Cape Town - New Zealand will be without Ben Smith and Sam Cane for their game against France while Patrick Tuipulotu has flown home for personal reasons.

Fullback Smith suffered a broken finger on Saturday against Ireland while flank Cane has a high ankle sprain, the All Blacks announced.

Both players are ruled out of the upcoming game against Les Bleus while the loss of second-row Tuipulotu hurts New Zealand's depth at lock.

Kick-off is at 22:00 (SA time).

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