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    A third All Black has been ruled out of this weekend's first test against Ireland after contracting Covid-19

    A third All Black has been ruled out of this weekend's first test against Ireland after contracting Covid-19


    Will Jordan has joined Crusaders teammates David Havili and Jack Goodhue in being forced into isolation for a week.



    The Irish camp hasn't been immune either - outside back Mack Hansen's also tested positive.



    Meanwhile, Ireland will be captained by former Counties Manukau midfield back Bundee Aki , against the Maori All Blacks in Hamilton tomorrow.



    The Black Ferns will face off in a trial match next week in Pukukohe, in an important pre-World Cup hitout before the Farah Palmer Cup provincial competition.

    Instead of 'Probables' versus 'Possibles', the game will be dubbed Ngalingali versus Rawata - 'possibles' in Tongan and Fijian.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

     Other Rugby News
     11 Aug: South Africa will start with hooker Joseph Dweba in Saturday's second Rugby Championship Test against New Zealand after Bongi Mbonambi withdrew due to a knee injury picked up in training
     10 Aug: All Blacks captain Sam Cane is defending his side's opening defeat to the Springboks as they prepare for the second test on Sunday morning at Ellis Park
     10 Aug: All Blacks captain Sam Cane has expressed his relief at Beauden Barrett's escape from permanent injury when he fell on his neck and shoulders after getting tackled in the air late in the first test loss to the Springboks
     09 Aug: Richie Mo'unga has described the challenge of playing the Springboks at Ellis Park as the ultimate test
     09 Aug: Fijian international Nemani Nadolo has rejoined the Waratahs ahead of the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific season, 12 years after his first stint
     07 Aug: Meanwhile Wellington have escaped defeat at the hands of a surging Bay of Plenty Steamers outfit in the capital, 37-35
     07 Aug: All Blacks coach Ian Foster believes his side has perhaps fallen victim for putting in too much effort
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