Laulala’s tough break

A fractured arm has ruled form centre Casey Laulala out for the remainder of the Super 14.

The Crusaders’ midfielder injured his arm in Friday’s clash with the Bulls. The medical staff have since confirmed it’s the same arm he broke in 2008 and he won’t tour South Africa with the Saders.

Leon MacDonald (shoulder) and Colin Slade (facial laceration) are injury concerns, but are expected to be back for the next fixture against the Sharks in two weeks’ time.