Ryan Crotty and Rieko Ioane have been ruled out of the second Bledisloe Cup Test between the All Blacks and Wallabies due to injury.
Crotty sustained a concussion during the first Test in Sydney after a head clash with his midfield partner Jack Goodhue, while Ioane was forced to leave the field early in the second half because of a hamstring strain.
Coach Steve Hansen confirmed the duo will not be considered for selection for the game at Eden Park.
‘Crotty’s been knocked out so he won’t play and Rieko doesn’t look like he’ll be ready either,’ Hansen said.
New Zealand lead the three-Test Bledisloe Cup series 1-0.
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