All Blacks has suffered a major blow as winger Rieko Ioane has been ruled out of the penultimate November international match against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.
Ioane has picked a shoulder injury just few days after having recovered from a dislocated finger.
The youngster who has so far bagged 9 tries in 11 appearances made his debut against Wales.
“It doesn’t look like he’s going to be right for Saturday.It’s quite weak, so he’s probably not going to be available “All Blacks voach Steve Hansen is quoted by Planet Rugby.
Hansen however admitted that Ioane’s absence provides a chance for someone else to step up to the challenge.
“He’s a rookie and player of the year nominee for a reason. He’s played really, really well. But it’s an exciting challenge for somebody to have to step up and do that job,”he added.