rugby world cup 2011

Carter at risk of missing rest of tournament

Mike Kilpatrick, Yahoo! New Zealand Sport October 1, 2011, 5:21 pm

It looks like the nightmares of New Zealand rugby fans may be coming true with Daniel Carter in doubt for the remainder of the World Cup.

Carter was earlier today named as All Blacks captain after Richie McCaw withdrew with a reoccurrence of his niggling foot injury.

But just hours later it appears a groin injury has put the first five-eighths' participation in doubt.

Carter is at risk of missing the rest of the tournament after he went down in agony during kicking practice at today's captain's run ahead of the test against Canada tomorrow.

Colin Slade will now start in the number 10 jersey, with hooker Andrew Hore to captain the All Blacks for the first time.

Andy Ellis comes onto the reserves bench in the number 20 jersey, with Piri Weepu to cover first–five eighth, in jersey number 21.

Carter will be further assessed this evening and an update will be given tomorrow.

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  1. Karen11:30am Sunday 02nd October 2011 NZDTReport Abuse

    You non-kiwi's here, it's all wishful thinking with you. Do you think because one man is injured the team will lose? Think again - we have won before without Dan, as good as he is, he was out for almost a year remember & we cleaned everyone up. Bloody knockers live somewhere else, because you don't deserve to call yourself New Zealanders.

  2. jellybean10:32am Sunday 02nd October 2011 NZDTReport Abuse

    Media bullshit, he'll be ok. Just mind games with the opposition I'm picking.

  3. 10:27am Sunday 02nd October 2011 NZDTReport Abuse

    ah !! typical......! Better that it happened now and not the final.We will over come.

  4. monty10:21am Sunday 02nd October 2011 NZDTReport Abuse

    Weepu should start as #10.... he has played the position before and have a good boot... better than Slade.... but we will see aye... GO THE ALL BLACKS.....

  5. Debra jean10:18am Sunday 02nd October 2011 NZDTReport Abuse

    He'll play again. Maybe not in the quarters but no way will he miss semis. Carter at 75% is better than slade at 100%

  6. Joy10:12am Sunday 02nd October 2011 NZDTReport Abuse

    Why are you so adamant about that, Barry. Are you cybering direct from the bedside?

  7. Barry10:05am Sunday 02nd October 2011 NZDTReport Abuse

    so much for all your comments about Carter injury being a jack up...he is out of the rest of the world cup...

  8. Joy09:52am Sunday 02nd October 2011 NZDTReport Abuse

    Aren't you just so pleased we 'rotated', all you anti-rotationalists. Slade is already the equal of Carter. Carter makes plenty of mistakes but his myth lives on because there isn't a Commentator with the balls to say a bad word about him. Let's just hope the Aussies roll the Boks.

  9. Ross09:38am Sunday 02nd October 2011 NZDTReport Abuse

    lets all keep the faith; the abs are not a one man show but are a great team, they will show their stuff and show us all; its about the team not 1-2 people. keep smiling it can only get better we are through the worst.

  10. Ivan09:32am Sunday 02nd October 2011 NZDTReport Abuse

    strenghth in depth go the mighty all blacks