Tim Price has been called into the New Zealand Olympic eventing team on the eve of competition in Rio.

Price has been elevated from travelling reserve to replace London bronze medallist Jock Paget.

Paget's horse Clifton Lush cut his cheek at the stables and needs to be given further time to recover.

Tim Price will join his wife Jonelle, Sir Mark Todd and Clarke Johnstone in New Zealand's eventing team for the dressage, starting tonight.

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Blyth Tait won gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics after being called up as a late replacement.