World Cup blow for All Blacks wing

2019-06-11 12:40

Cape Town - All Blacks and Hurricanes wing Nehe Milner-Skudder's hopes of playing in the 2019 Rugby World Cup has suffered a further setback.

The 28-year-old, who also operate at fullback, will undergo another operation on his shoulder, which has prohibited him from taking part in any action in this year's Super Rugby tournament.

He is set to join French club Toulon next year, which could mean his days with New Zealand rugby are over.

Milner-Skudder has scored 12 tries in 13 Tests for New Zealand between 2015 and 2018.

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Halfway through what's been a challenging year. There was plenty to work towards and look forward too on the Rugby to-do list but unfortunately due to ongoing issues with my shoulder from a prior surgery not going as well we'd hoped, it was the best decision to go under the knife again to get it sorted. I've been through "a few" injuries but this has easily been the toughest one - both physically and mentally. However, I'm not ready to give up anytime soon, love a good challenge and have so much love and support around me #Grateful ?? Obviously I'm guttered at how the start of the year has panned out but as the great MLK once said, "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." ? Much love to you all ??

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