All Blacks Superstar Set To Miss All Three Tests Against The Lions

All Blacks hooker Dane Coles looks set to miss the whole of the three-Test series against the British and Irish Lions as he struggles with concussion.

The 30-year-old Hurricanes hooker has been sidelined since March and is out of Friday’s clash with the Chiefs.

“It’s bad news for the All Blacks,” said Hurricanes coach John Plumtree.
“It’s hard to say whether he’ll be available for any of the Tests.”

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen said in May that he would name Coles in the All Blacks squad for the series to give him as much time as possible to prove his fitness. Hansen will name his 33-man selection on Thursday.

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