Trio ruled out of Maori All Blacks final game

Last updated 11:44 20/11/2012
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Mathew Tait of Leicester Tigers is tackled by Kade Poki of the Maori All Blacks.

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Three players have been ruled out of the Maori All Blacks' closing match of their European tour against Canada on Saturday morning (NZT).

Lock Ross Filipo has a calf strain, loose forward Karl Lowe a hamstring strain and winger Kade Poki a severely bruised back. 

Team doctor Stephen Kara said their injuries would take between two and three weeks to heal making them unavailable for selection for the final match.

All three players have now left the team camp, with Poki and Lowe having already returned home.  

Head coach Jamie Joseph has opted to not call for any replacement players from New Zealand, believing they have enough cover within the remaining 23 players - all of whom are now expected to be named in the starting line-up and bench for the Canada match.

Kick-off on Saturday is 8.30am (NZT).

 

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