31 Aug 2008

Asotasi ruled out of World Cup

5:51 am on 31 August 2008

The New Zealand rugby league captain Roy Asotasi has been ruled out of the coming World Cup with a torn pectoral muscle.

The South Sydney prop suffered the damage in the closing moments of Friday night's 22-20 loss to the Sydney Roosters.

A MRI scan has shown Asotasi has suffered a pectoral tear and he will face an operation tomorrow.