Injury News: All Blacks star ruled out of Wales clash

All Blacks boss Steve Hansen confirmed at his Sunday media briefing in Edinburgh, following their narrow 22-17 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield that he’s lost another star.

He confirmed World Player of year nominee Rieko Ioane (shoulder) had joined lock Luke Romano as injury casualties ahead of next weekends meeting with Wales.


That takes their unavailable list well into the double-digits, with Dane Coles and Jerome Kaino also ruled out earlier in this tour.

There was at least some good news for the tourists in Edinburgh as World Rugby confirmed lock Patrick Tuipulotu had been cleared of any charge to answer from his citing out of the Lyon match against the French XV for a potentially dangerous tackle.

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