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All Blacks captain Kieran Read suffers broken thumb - Daily Mail;

All Blacks captain Kieran Read suffers broken thumb - Daily Mail

Daily MailAll Blacks captain Kieran Read suffers broken thumbDaily MailAll Blacks captain Kieran Read is in danger of missing the start of the series against the Lions following an operation on a broken thumb. The 31-year-old No 8 was injured during the Crusaders' win over the Cheetahs on Saturday. The initial prognosis ...and more »

Captain Read joins All Blacks' long injury list - Shanghai Daily (subscription);

Captain Read joins All Blacks' long injury list - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Shanghai Daily (subscription)Captain Read joins All Blacks' long injury listShanghai Daily (subscription)ALL Blacks captain Kieran Read may be sidelined for up to six weeks in the lead-up to the test series against the British and Irish Lions after suffering a broken thumb during the Crusaders' Super Rugby match against South Africa's Cheetahs on Saturday.and more »

All Blacks sweating on Read injury - Sport24;

All Blacks sweating on Read injury - Sport24

Sport24All Blacks sweating on Read injurySport24Wellington - The All Blacks were Sunday sweating on the availability of captain Kieran Read for the looming British and Irish Lions series after the backrower suffered a broken thumb. Read left the field just before half-time during the Crusaders' 48 ...and more »

Crusaders charge on without injured skipper - Namibian;

Crusaders charge on without injured skipper - Namibian

NamibianCrusaders charge on without injured skipperNamibianSYDNEY - The unbeaten Canterbury Crusaders won a ninth Super Rugby game this weekend, but the result was soured by an injury to All Blacks skipper Kieran Read. The rampaging Crusaders squashed the threatened South African team Central Cheetahs ...and more »

Crusaders enhance champion credentials - New Zealand Herald

Crusaders enhance champion credentialsNew Zealand HeraldA perennial question since their last title in 2008 has been when the Crusaders will win one again. The more pressing question might be: who will be the first team to beat them this season? Their seven-try victory over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein ...and more »

Injury puts Kieran Read in doubt for Lions tour - AppsforPCdaily;

Injury puts Kieran Read in doubt for Lions tour - AppsforPCdaily

AppsforPCdailyInjury puts Kieran Read in doubt for Lions tourAppsforPCdailyThe All Blacks captain Kieran Read could be in doubt for the British and Irish Lions tour after breaking his thumb in the Crusaders 48-21 win over South African side the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein. All Blacks captain Kieran Read could be out of action ...and more »

New Zealand captain Kieran Read could miss Lions series after fracturing thumb - Alive For Football;

New Zealand captain Kieran Read could miss Lions series after fracturing thumb - Alive For Football

Alive For FootballNew Zealand captain Kieran Read could miss Lions series after fracturing thumbAlive For FootballGeorge Bridge scored his second successive hat-trick as Crusaders maintained their flawless record in Super Rugby, but Kieran Read's broken thumb will be a worry for New Zealand ahead of the British and Irish Lions' tour. All Blacks captain Kieran Read ...and more »

Injury to All Blacks captain scuppers preparation for Lions tour - Newstalk 106-108 fm;

Injury to All Blacks captain scuppers preparation for Lions tour - Newstalk 106-108 fm

Newstalk 106-108 fmInjury to All Blacks captain scuppers preparation for Lions tourNewstalk 106-108 fmAll Blacks captain Kieran Read could be out of action for up to six weeks, after undergoing surgery for a fractured thumb. Read, who is expected to lead New Zealand for the Lions tour this summer, picked up the injury during the Crusaders' victory over ...and more »

Whitelock cited over elbow incident - SuperSport;

Whitelock cited over elbow incident - SuperSport

SuperSportWhitelock cited over elbow incidentSuperSportAll Blacks lock Sam Whitelock was cited on Sunday as a bitter-sweet weekend for Super Rugby leaders Crusaders continued. A judicial hearing Monday will decide the fate of the New Zealander after he was yellow-carded in a 48-21 win over the Central ...and more »

New Zealand captain Kieran Read faces race to be fit for start of Lions series after fracturing thumb - Telegraph.co.uk;

New Zealand captain Kieran Read faces race to be fit for start of Lions series after fracturing thumb - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukNew Zealand captain Kieran Read faces race to be fit for start of Lions series after fracturing thumbTelegraph.co.ukAll Blacks captain Kieran Read faces a race against time to prove his fitness ahead of the much-anticipated series against the British and Irish Lions after being ruled out for six weeks with a broken thumb. Read sustained the injury in the Crusaders ...and more »

All Blacks' Sam Whitelock set for hearing after citing - ESPN;

All Blacks' Sam Whitelock set for hearing after citing - ESPN

ESPNAll Blacks' Sam Whitelock set for hearing after citingESPNAll Blacks and Crusaders lock Sam Whitelock has been cited for alleged foul play during their Super Rugby clash with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday. Following the restart after George Bridge's third try of the game which Whitelock took in the ...and more »

All Blacks' suffer Kieran Read injury blow - ESPN.co.uk;

All Blacks' suffer Kieran Read injury blow - ESPN.co.uk

ESPN.co.ukAll Blacks' suffer Kieran Read injury blowESPN.co.ukAll Blacks captain Kieran Read faces a race against time to be fit for the first Lions Test on June 24. Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images. Facebook · Twitter · Facebook Messenger; Email; comment. 4:22 AM PT. ESPN Staff. Close. Facebook · Twitter · Facebook ...and more »

Super Rugby week 10 recap: Crusaders continue to lead the way after maintaining winning start in Bloemfontein - Vavel;

Super Rugby week 10 recap: Crusaders continue to lead the way after maintaining winning start in Bloemfontein - Vavel

VavelSuper Rugby week 10 recap: Crusaders continue to lead the way after maintaining winning start in BloemfonteinVavelIn 2017, New Zealand Super Rugby franchises have defeated their Australian opponents in each of the 15 Trans-tasman clashes to take place. There is a glaring disparity between the talent available to the teams from each country, with Australia really ...and more »

Kieran Read: New Zealand captain facing up to six weeks on the sidelines after surgery on fractured thumb - BBC Sport;

Kieran Read: New Zealand captain facing up to six weeks on the sidelines after surgery on fractured thumb - BBC Sport

BBC SportKieran Read: New Zealand captain facing up to six weeks on the sidelines after surgery on fractured thumbBBC SportNew Zealand captain Kieran Read could be sidelined for up to six weeks after having surgery on a fractured thumb. The number eight sustained the injury in Canterbury Crusaders' 48-21 victory over South Africa's Cheetahs in Super Rugby on Saturday.and more »

Read doubt for ABs - EatSleepSport;

Read doubt for ABs - EatSleepSport

EatSleepSportRead doubt for ABsEatSleepSportNew Zealand are hoping for positive news on Kieran Read with him a doubt to face the British & Irish Lions due to a thumb injury. The number eight was forced off shortly before half time in the Crusaders' 48-21 Super Rugby win over the Cheetahs, a ...and more »

Things go from bad to worse for All Blacks as potential back-up captain cited for elbow - SportsJOE.ie;

Things go from bad to worse for All Blacks as potential back-up captain cited for elbow - SportsJOE.ie

SportsJOE.ieThings go from bad to worse for All Blacks as potential back-up captain cited for elbowSportsJOE.ieThe all singing, all dancing, all dominant World Champions are looking forward to welcoming the Lions to New Zealand for their Summer Tour, with the first Test taking place on June 24th in Eden Park. Kiwi Warren Gatland is facing arguably the toughest ...and more »

Kieran Read injury a 'potential disaster' for the All Blacks ahead of Test series with the Lions - WalesOnline;

Kieran Read injury a 'potential disaster' for the All Blacks ahead of Test series with the Lions - WalesOnline

WalesOnlineKieran Read injury a 'potential disaster' for the All Blacks ahead of Test series with the LionsWalesOnlineKieran Read's broken thumb has been described as “a potential All Blacks' disaster” by the Kiwi media as Steve Hansen's skipper faces a race to prove his fitness to face the Lions. The No.8 has had an operation to fix the damage and could struggle to ...and more »

Read breaks thumb in Crusaders win - The West Australian;

Read breaks thumb in Crusaders win - The West Australian

The West AustralianRead breaks thumb in Crusaders winThe West AustralianA broken thumb to All Blacks captain Kieran Read has spoiled the Crusaders defeat of the Cheetahs. All Blacks captain Kieran Read has undergone surgery on a broken thumb in Bloemfontein, casting doubt over his availability for the June series against ...and more »

Cheetahs' Super Rugby season takes nasty turn after sixth consecutive loss in Bloemfontein - SowetanLIVE;

Cheetahs' Super Rugby season takes nasty turn after sixth consecutive loss in Bloemfontein - SowetanLIVE

SowetanLIVECheetahs' Super Rugby season takes nasty turn after sixth consecutive loss in BloemfonteinSowetanLIVECheetahs coach Franco Smith refused to admit his team is caught in a whirlpool of mediocre performances after their sixth consecutive loss at the Free State Stadium on Saturday evening. The Crusaders may have been a beneficiary of a questionable ...and more »

Sam Whitelock charged following elbow incident - Radio Sport;

Sam Whitelock charged following elbow incident - Radio Sport

Radio SportSam Whitelock charged following elbow incidentRadio SportCrusaders captain Sam Whitelock has been charged with striking by SANZAAR officials following an act of retaliation during their Super Rugby win over the Cheetahs. The All Blacks lock was shown a yellow card after lashing out with his elbow at Cheetahs ...and more »