17 May 2010

All Blacks and wallabies lose hookers

5:59 am on 17 May 2010

Both the All Blacks and Wallabies have lost their hookers for the international part of the season following major injuries in the Super 14 over the weekend.

Andrew Hore dislocated his shoulder in the Hurricanes loss to the New South Wales Waratahs and he'll be out of action for at least 6 weeks but probably longer.

The Wallabies and ACT Brumbies rake Stephen Moore has a re-wired jaw following a break playing against the Crusaders on Friday night.

The 46-Test hooker is facing 12 weeks on the sidelines, ruling Moore out of next month's internationals against Fiji, England and Ireland and the first half of the Tri-Nations.