• Reuters


Injuries to Sam Whitelock and Liam Messam pose a selection conundrum for All Blacks’ coach Steve Hansen as they prepare for their Rugby Championship clash with South Africa next week in Wellington.

Whitelock damaged his rib cartilage midway through the first half of the All Blacks’ 28-9 victory over Argentina at McLean Park on Saturday, while Messam injured a quadriceps muscle when he scored a try.

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