New Zealander Jordie Barrett is unsure about facing the Blues

New Zealander Jordie Barrett is unsure about facing the Blues

Jordie Barrett is questionable for the opener against the Blues.
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The All-Blacks' No. 12 trained separately on Monday. His coach spoke about the issue in a press conference.

After several Frenchmen were injured (Ntamack, Willemse, Bailly…), it was the All-Blacks' turn to have problems. New Zealand's number one center Jordie Barrett's participation in the opening match is also in doubt. He injured his left knee and practiced separately on Monday.

The decision was made on Tuesday

His coach, Scott McLeod, addressed the issue in a press conference:We preferred to preserve it. We are waiting and will notify within Tuesday after seeing his reactions to the care. It is still too early to make a final decision.Despite everything, if this absence is confirmed, it will be a huge blow to the New Zealanders, who will lose their official top scorer. “He's definitely an important player in our system. butHe added: “He cannot play. We have confidence in all the players who are likely to wear the black shirt.” He could be replaced by David Haveli or Anton Lienert Braun.

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