Hickey blow for Baby Blacks

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:40
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New Zealand’s Under-20 side has been dealt a blow with captain Simon Hickey out for the remainder of the Junior World Championship

New Zealand’s Under-20 side has been dealt a blow with captain Simon Hickey out for the remainder of the Junior World Championship.
The play-maker has been instrumental for the U20 host nation along side his Blues Super Rugby team-mate, Tevita Li.
Hickey came off in the second half of New Zealand’s final pool match against Scotland on Tuesday with an ankle pain. 
New Zealand won 54-7, and booked themselves a place in the JWC semifinals.
New Zealand U20 Coach Chris Boyd said Hickey had suffered a high ankle sprain that will see him out of play for approximately 4-6 weeks.
“We’re obviously feeling for Simon who is disappointed his tournament is done," the coach said
"He is an influential player of real calibre, so we are disappointed to be losing his skills and leadership on the field.  
"Fortunately, we do have a couple of good options in players who have all had a run, and we know they will be keen to step up to the mark.
“Simon will continue to support the campaign and team from off the field so it will be fantastic to keep that support and knowledge in our environment.”
Tasman’s 19-year-old David Havili has been called in as a replacement.
The former Nelson College student, was part of the national U20 programme through to the selection camp. 
He is a utility back who can cover flyhalf, wing and fullback.
There are currently no matches being played
Fri, 23 March 2018
Crusaders v Bulls 06h35 Christchurch
Rebels v Sharks 08h45 Melbourne
Connacht v Edinburgh 19h35 Sportsground
Dragons v Cheetahs 19h35 Rodney Parade
Glasgow Warriors v Zebre 19h35 Scotstoun
Bath v Exeter Chiefs 19h45 Recreation Ground
Sat, 24 March 2018
Sunwolves v Chiefs 04h15 Tokyo
Hurricanes v Highlanders 06h35 Wellington
Kings v Treviso 13h00 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
London Irish v Gloucester 15h00 Madejski Stadium
Saracens v Harlequins 15h00 London
Sale Sharks v Worcester Warriors 15h00 AJ Bell Stadium
Stormers v Reds 15h15 Newlands
Cardiff Blues v Ulster 15h15 Cardiff Arms Park
Munster v Scarlets 17h30 Thomond Park
Newcastle Falcons v Northampton Saints 17h30 Kingston Park
Ospreys v Leinster 19h35 Liberty Stadium
Jaguares v Lions 19h40 Estadio Jose Amalfitani
Sun, 25 March 2018
Leicester Tigers v Wasps 15h00 Welford Road
Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
England U20 3 3 0 0 14
Australia U20 3 2 0 1 10
Wales U20 3 1 0 2 6
Samoa U20 3 1 0 3 1
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
New Zealand U20 3 3 0 0 15
Scotland U20 3 2 0 1 9
Italy U20 3 1 0 2 6
Ireland U20 3 0 0 3 2
Pool C
Team P W D L Pts
South Africa U20 3 2 1 0 12
France U20 3 2 1 0 11
Argentina U20 3 1 0 2 6
Georgia U20 3 0 0 3 0