The Crusaders have suffered another injury blow with Jordan Taufua ruled out of tonight's clash against the Hurricanes.

The All Blacks rookie injured his calf during a training camp with the test squad during the week.

Props Joe Moody and Owen Franks were already sidelined through suspension, while fellow prop Tim Perry returned from the All Blacks camp with a hamstring strain.

Both captain and vice-captain Sam Whitelock and Ryan Crotty were earlier ruled out with concussions, while winger Manasa Mataele has a hamstring injury.

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