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Naholo to miss Rugby World Cup

AP

All Blacks winger Waisake Naholo suffered a broken leg during his test debut against Argentina on Friday and has been ruled out of contention for this year’s Rugby World Cup.

Fiji-born Naholo, who scored 13 tries for the Dunedin-based Highlanders during the Super Rugby season, made a strong debut before the Rugby Championship test, when he suffered what was thought to be a sprained ankle.

He was omitted on Saturday from the All Blacks’ 31-man squad for the Championship match against the Springboks in Johannesburg next weekend. X-rays revealed Naholo had suffered a cracked fibia.

He was omitted from the All Blacks’ 31-man squad for the Championship match against the Springboks in Johannesburg next weekend.

X-rays revealed Naholo had suffered a cracked fibia and he will not have recovered in time to play at the World Cup which starts in Britain in September.