Breaking Rugby News: Dan Carter out of the Bledisloe Cup

In breaking news out of Wellington Dan Carter, New Zealand’s star number 10, has been injured in training and scans have showed a small tear in his calf. He will be out for up to four weeks which will mean he will be unavailable for both Bledisloe Cup fixtures that form part of the Rugby Championship.

Aaron Cruden presents as the obvious replacement for Carter and given Cruden’s excellent form for the Super Rugby Champion Chiefs that could prove to be less of a blessing for Australia than one would expect to receive from a player of Carter’s stature being sidelined.