27 May 2009

Foster used to being without top players

7:28 am on 27 May 2009

While the coach Ian Foster concedes the absence of All Blacks winger Sitiveni Sivivatu is a major ahead of the Super 14 rugby final against the Bulls, it is a situation they've got used to.

Sivivatu dislocated his shoulder in Friday night's semi-final win over the Hurricanes and could be out for the rest of the year depending on whether he needs surgery or not.

Foster says given the injury problems they've had this year, he's been particularly impressed with the way the players have handled the situation.