31 Jul 2011

Afoa could be out this week

12:26 pm on 31 July 2011

The All Blacks are likely to call in another prop this week with the news that John Afoa's injury is worse than first thought.

Afoa suffered a fractured cheek bone in last night's win over South Africa in Wellington.

Coach Graham Henry says the surgeon is yet to analyse the scan, but it appears he won't be available for the Australia test at Eden Park.

Tony Woodcock plays his first match back from injury for North harbour on Tuesday and could come into consideration.

Neemia Tialata and Ben Afeaki are other contenders.