4 Jun 2013

Carter loss won't make winning any easier, says French Fijian

12:09 pm on 4 June 2013

The rookie French utility back Noa Nakaitaci doubts the All Blacks will be any easier to beat without star No.10 Daniel Carter.

Carter is in doubt for the first test at Eden Park on Saturday with a cracked bone in his right hand, suffered in the Crusaders' narrow home Super Rugby win over the New South Wales Waratahs on Friday.

Nakaitaci says the other first five eighths behind Carter are as good as him and the French will take them seriously too.

If selected, Nakaitaci will become the first Fijian to play for France. He captained Fiji at under-19 level.