All Blacks: Sivivatu out of Wallabies test

All Blacks winger Sitiveni Sivivatu is out for 4-6 weeks with a groin injury. Photo / Getty Images
All Blacks winger Sitiveni Sivivatu is out for 4-6 weeks with a groin injury. Photo / Getty Images

All Blacks winger Sitiveni Sivivatu will miss the final Tri-Nations test against Australia after injuring his groin in last night's 32-29 loss to the Springboks.

Sivivatu was replaced 10 minutes from full time and is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks.

"He was running at speed, sidestepped and then felt a strain in his right groin," All Blacks doctor Deb Robinson said.

"He will now rest and rehab and then move onto a graduated running programme."

The All Blacks head to Wellington today to prepare for the final Tri-Nations test against the Wallabies at Westpac Stadium next weekend.

A decision on whether a replacement player will be called into the All Blacks or not will be made in due course.

- NZ HERALD STAFF

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