19 Sep 2016

Cane and Cruden out for final two Tests

4:51 pm on 19 September 2016

The All Blacks loose forward Jerome Kaino will miss the next Test against Argentina as he recovers from a shoulder injury he sustained in the recent Test against South Africa in Christchurch.

After far from convincing performances against the likes of Georgia, the All Blacks aren't getting ahead of themselves and thinking of the quarterfinals says veteran flanker Jerome Kaino.

Jerome Kaino Photo: Photosport

Kaino will rejoin the All Blacks squad for the final Test of the Rugby Championship against South Africa a week later.

Fellow loose forward Sam Cane and first five Aaron Cruden have been ruled out for the rest of the Rugby Championship due to injury.

Matt Todd and Damien McKenzie will travel as injury replacements for Cane and Cruden while George Moala and Waisake Naholo return from injury.