13 Oct 2011

Hansen says McCaw is fine

10:48 am on 13 October 2011

The All Black assistant coach Steve Hansen says captain Richie McCaw will play in Sunday night's World Cup semi-final against Australia at Eden Park.

The Canterbury openside flanker Matt Todd has been a part of All Blacks training this week, leading to speculation that McCaw's foot injury is worse than thought.

However Hansen has completely dismissed that suggestion and says McCaw's foot is fine, and that Todd is only being used for training purposes.

The only injury concern is loosie Adam Thomson who has to pass a fitness test on an ankle injury today to be considered for selection.