NZ backline maestro to miss Argentina Test
NEWS: Backline maestro Damian McKenzie will miss New Zealand’s Rugby Championship Test against Argentina in Buenos Aires on Saturday after suffering a family bereavement, the All Blacks said Thursday.
McKenzie left Argentina for New Zealand after hearing the news, the team’s official Twitter account said without specifying the nature of the loss.
“Damian McKenzie has returned home to New Zealand after a family bereavement. He will rejoin the All Blacks squad in South Africa,” it said.
“The thoughts of everyone in the All Blacks are with Damian and his family at this sad time.”
— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) September 27, 2018
The All Blacks take on Argentina on Saturday looking to bounce back from a shock 34-26 loss to South Africa in Wellington on September 15.
— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) September 26, 2018