11 Jul 2010

Richard Kahui to have scan on injured shoulder

2:57 pm on 11 July 2010

The All Blacks have three injury worries in the backs as they head for Wellington to start preparations for the second Tri Nations test after last night's unexpectedly comprehensive 32-12 win over South Africa in Auckland.

The reserve centre or wing Richard Kahui hurt a shoulder again after he came in the last 20 minutes and coach Graham Henry says they're not quite sure how bad it is but it doesn't look good so he'll have a scan tomorrow.

The left wing Joe Rokocoko has strained a hamstring and halfback Jimmy Cowan has an abdominal strain.

They'll be asssessed tomorrow when the team will have a light run and there's been no decision on replacements.

If Cowan doesn't recover Piri Weepu's strong showing in the final quarter could get him at start in the second test on Saturday night.