Kaino out of Argentina Test

The Rugby Championship
Beth Newman Profile
by Beth Newman

Jerome Kaino is the latest addition to New Zealand’s injury list, with the All Blacks flanker set to miss the side’s Test against Argentina.

Kaino injured his shoulder against South Africa in Christchurch and will miss the Buenos Aires Test on October 1, but will join up with the squad ahead of their clash with the Springboks in Durban.

Sam Cane and Aaron have been ruled out of the remainder of the Rugby Championship, set to remain in New Zealand for the final two Tests.

Winger Waisake Naholo has returned to the squad after a hamstring injury has kept him out of the past three Tests, while George Moala also returns to the centres group after a medial injury.


Hookers: Dane Coles, Liam Coltman and Codie Taylor.

Props: Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Owen Franks, Joe Moody and Ofa Tu'ungafasi.

Locks: Brodie Retallick, Luke Romano, Patrick Tuipulotu and Sam Whitelock.

Loose forwards: Elliot Dixon, Jerome Kaino (South Africa only), Kieran Read, Ardie Savea, Liam Squire and Matt Todd.

Halfbacks:Tawera Kerr-Barlow, TJ Perenara and Aaron Smith.

First five-eighths: Beauden Barrett, Damian McKenzie and Lima Sopoaga.

Midfielders:Ryan Crotty, Malakai Fekitoa, Anton Lienert-Brown and George Moala.

Outside backs: Israel Dagg, Waisake Naholo, Julian Savea and Ben Smith.