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Blood drips the face of New Zealand’s Jordie Barrett following the Bledisloe Cup rugby test match between the All Blacks and the Wallabies at Eden Par…

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A knee injury has ruled scrumhalf Folau Fakatava out of the All Blacks squad which left New Zealand on Saturday to play test matches in Japan and Britain.
Fakatava has an anterior cruciate ligament injury which means he will not play again this season.
The All Blacks left without several other players who are expected to join the team on tour at various times.
Barrett brothers Beauden, Jordie and Scott are remaining in New Zealand after the death of their grandmother and will leave for Japan later this week.
Lock Sam Whitelock and winger Will Jordan both have inner ear problems and likely will join the team in Britain. Head coach Ian Foster said Jordan’s illness was more serious than Whitelock’s and it is not clear when he might be ready to travel.
“We’re probably expecting Sammy to come over and maybe join us straight into London and Will’s probably a little bit worse than Sam, so we’ll just let you know as soon as we’re clear,” Foster said. “But we didn’t see any value in bringing them over and having to deal with that.”
Brad Weber has been named to replace Fakatava while Damian McKenzie and Patrick Tuipulotu will cover for Jordan and Whitelock.
Hooker Asafo Aumua has been been called in as cover for Dane Coles who has a mild calf strain.
“We want to get stuck into this northern tour,” Foster said. “It’s important we finish that in a position with a really clear picture of what we’re going to do because next year is pretty thin with five tests before the World Cup.
“We’re concerned about showing improvement and our trajectory is upwards because where we want to be in 12 months is not two, three, four or five (in world rankings) it’s to be one. That’s pretty important to us.”
New Zealand plays Japan in Tokyo on Oct. 29 then Wales in Cardiff on Nov. 5, Scotland in Edinburgh on Nov. 13 and England at Twickenham on Nov. 19.
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Updated : 2022-10-22 18:08 GMT+08:00
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