Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)
days
:
hours
:
minutes
:
seconds

Rugby | International Rugby

NZ's Carter an injury doubt for Wales test



All Black flyhalf Dan Carter pulled up in training on Thursday and might not be fit to take on Six Nations champions Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

Carter looked to be in discomfort while kicking the ball and coach Steve Hansen confirmed a decision on his participation in the match would be made over the next 24 hours, the New Zealand Rugby Union's official website allblacks.com reported.

The 30-year-old, the leading points scorer in test rugby, was named in the starting line-up for the Cardiff match on Thursday after being an unused replacement in last week's 42-10 victory over Italy.

If Carter is not fit to play his 94th test, Aaron Cruden is likely to step up from the bench as Beauden Barrett, the other flyhalf in the touring squad, was not considered for selection because of a rib injury.

Carter missed the latter stages of New Zealand's triumphant World Cup campaign last year after tearing a groin tendon in kicking practice.

The world champions have not lost to Wales since 1953 and are unbeaten for 19 tests going back to last year's loss to Australia in Brisbane.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Tony Johnson
The top eight teams have emerged
There are still three or four games to go before the Super Rugby playoffs, but we appear to have...

Gavin Rich
Kings have demonstrated their potential
The sudden popularity of the Southern Kings after their unexpected run of victories has been a...

Brenden Nel
Are SA Super Rugby teams fit enough?
With three of South Africa’s Super Rugby franchises losing to their New Zealand counterparts this...

Super Wrap
From the good ol' Bulls hit to a load of bull....
"I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was." Those are either the words of Muhammad...