Carter primed to tackle Pumas

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 18:00
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Star flyhalf Dan Carter is set to return for the All Blacks after coming through Wednesday’s training session unscathed.

Star flyhalf Dan Carter is set to return for the All Blacks after coming through Wednesday’s training session unscathed.

Carter ran freely and practiced his goal-kicking without discomfort, prompting All Black coach Steve Hansen to give his first-choice pivot an early breather and leading him to suggest that Carter would more than likely return to the playing field against the Pumas in Saturday’s Rugby Championship showdown.

"He's training like he's ready to play, so as long as he continues to progress he'll be playing," Hansen told reporters.

"He came through today's session pretty good. We pulled him out after about 45 minutes and he wasn't overly happy about that, he wanted to do a bit more so that was a good sign.

"He did everything at pace, he was fine, he didn't feel it [the injured calf]," Hansen said.

"I'm pretty confident, probably about 97 percent. He's got through two training sessions. He didn't do everything and we wouldn't expect him to."

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 26 August 2016
Golden Lions v Boland 15h00 Johannesburg
Pumas v Griquas 17h10 Kimberley
Sat, 27 August 2016
New Zealand v Australia 07h35 Wellington
EP Kings v Western Province 14h00 Port Elizabeth
Sharks v Blue Bulls 16h10 Durban
Argentina v South Africa 19h40 Salta
RESULT SCORE
Sat, 20 August 2016
South Africa v Argentina 30 | 23
Golden Lions v Griquas 24 | 30
Australia v New Zealand 8 | 42
Fri, 19 August 2016
Blue Bulls v EP Kings 49 | 35
Western Province v Free State Cheetahs 25 | 32
Boland v Sharks 20 | 41
Sat, 13 August 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Blue Bulls 43 | 20
Golden Lions v Pumas 68 | 26
Fri, 12 August 2016
Sharks v Griquas 46 | 24
EP Kings v Boland 10 | 28
Sat, 06 August 2016
Boland v Free State Cheetahs 16 | 44
Hurricanes v Lions 20 | 3
Fri, 05 August 2016
Pumas v Sharks 10 | 33
Blue Bulls v Western Province 45 | 26
Sat, 30 July 2016
Lions v Highlanders 42 | 30
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Team P W D L Pts
New Zealand 1 1 0 0 5
South Africa 1 1 0 0 4
Argentina 1 0 0 0 1
Australia 1 0 0 1 0