All Blacks: Woodcock ruled out of test

Tony Woodcock. Photo / Getty Images
Tony Woodcock. Photo / Getty Images

All Blacks prop Tony Woodcock will miss Saturday's Rugby Championship test against Australia after being ruled out today due to a rib injury.

Woodcock suffered the injury in the All Blacks' 27-19 victory over the Wallabies in Sydney on Saturday.

Crusaders prop Wyatt Crockett will take his place in the number one jersey. Crockett's last test was also at Eden Park against the Wallabies, in a Tri-Nations match which resulted in a 30-14 victory for the home side.

The All Blacks team to face the Wallabies is named on Thursday morning.

Australia were dealt an injury blow yesterday when it was confirmed openside flanker David Pocock would miss this weekend's clash after suffering damage to the articular cartilage in his right knee.

The Wallabies haven't beaten the All Blacks at Eden Park since 1986 and last defeated New Zealand on home soil 12 years ago.

- APNZ

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