Carter to miss Bok clash

All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter won’t be fit for next week’s Test against the Springboks.

Carter missed Saturday’s game against Argentina due to a calf injury. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has since confirmed that Carter has failed to make much progress with the injury and that Aaron Cruden is likely to continue at No 10 when New Zealand hosts South Africa in Dunedin.

According to Fairfax News, Hansen said the decision had been made early to take the pressure off Carter. He will now focus on a full recovery and won’t be rushed back until he’s ready.

Hansen confirmed that Carter would feature in New Zealand’s next Test against Argentina in two weeks time.