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six months of absence for New Zealander Will Jordan

By Le Figaro with AFP

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Will Jordan à l’arrêt. Michael Baucher / Michael Baucher / Panoramic

With a shoulder injury, the 25-year-old winger will miss all of Super Rugby with the Canterbury Crusaders and the three test matches scheduled for the All Blacks in July.

All Blacks winger Will Jordan will be out for six months with a shoulder injury and will miss all of Super Rugby with the Canterbury Crusaders, the Christchurch club announced on Monday. Jordan, 25, will have to undergo surgery to treat the injury which dates back to last season, said the title holders in the southern hemisphere club competition. . The Crusaders will play their first match of Super Rugby 2024 on Friday against the Waikato Chiefs, another New Zealand team, in a repeat of the 2023 final.

Jordan, who can also play fullback, is expected to return to rugby “in about six months”, which means he is also expected to miss the All Blacks’ three test matches in July, two at home against England and one against Fiji in San Diego, and perhaps part of the Rugby Championship in August. »t and September. The 25-year-old has scored 31 tries in as many matches for New Zealand since his debut in 2020. He was, with eight tries, the leading try scorer from the last World Cup in France where the All Blacks lost in the final against South Africa.

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