Hore injury mars Kiwi win

Andrew Hore has been ruled out of New Zealand’s Grand Slam tour after sustaining an ankle injury in the 19-14 victory over the Wallabies.

The All Blacks hooker went down with the injury early in the opening quarter of Saturday’s Test in Hong Kong. The New Zealand management confirmed Hore will not travel to the United Kingdom and Ireland and will be replaced in the starting side by Keven Mealamu.

Hawke’s Bay’s Hikawera Elliot has been called up to join Mealamu and Corey Flynn as New Zealand’s hooking options on tour.