21 Jun 2010

All Black selectors consider replacements

5:34 am on 21 June 2010

The All Black selectors are likely to call in some cover for a couple of injuries but they wait until after the New Zealand Maori have played England in Napier on Wednesday night.

Lock Anthony Boric has a fractured cheek bone and fullback Israel Dagg took a knock to the head following Saturday night's win over Wales in Dunedin and they will not be considered for the second test in Hamilton.

Centre Conrad Smith took a finger to the eye.

The injuries could be covered from within the squad with Sam Whitelock and Cory Jane, but the selectors may well call in the likes of Maori players Hosea Gear and Luke McAlister.

Lock Tom Donnelly has been with the All Blacks but hasn't yet been considered for selection.