The All Blacks and the Hurricanes have been dealt a big blow with news that Cory Jane will be unavailable for the next six weeks.
Jane sustained an ankle injury in Friday’s match between the Hurricanes and the Brumbies. The winger will miss the next two rounds of Super Rugby as well as the entire Test series between the All Blacks and Ireland.
Chiefs centre Richard Kahui will also miss the series after dislocating his shoulder last week. This means that the All Blacks will be without the men that started on the wings during last year’s successful World Cup campaign. Their places in the squad have been taken by the Crusaders’ Zac Guilford and the Hurricanes’ Julian Savea.
The Hurricanes will also be without flank Karl Lowe for four to six weeks. Lowe injured his medial ligament in Friday’s game.