Hogg out of Lions tour with face fracture

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 04:29
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INJURY UPDATE: Scottish fullback Stuart Hogg was forced out of the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand Tuesday after tests showed he had suffered a bone fracture in his face.

Hogg went off clutching his cheek in the first half of the Lions' win over the Crusaders on Saturday after colliding with teammate Conor Murray's elbow.

The 24-year-old said he was "gutted" it had turned out to be a tour-ending injury.

"I'm disappointed to be leaving in this way but wish all the squad the best in the coming weeks and will be cheering them on from home," he said in a statement.

Coach Warren Gatland said Hogg's departure was "hugely disappointing".

"Stuart has been a key member of our squad on and off the field and it is disappointing to see injury cut short his time with us in New Zealand," he said.

No replacement will be called-up, reducing the touring party to 40 players.

They face the Highlanders in Dunedin later Tuesday.

Agence France-Presse

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Sat, 29 July 2017
Crusaders v Chiefs 07h35 Christchurch
Golden Lions v Griquas 10h00 Johannesburg
Lions v Hurricanes 12h30 Ellis Park
Sharks v Pumas 15h00 Durban
Sun, 30 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Western Province 12h30 Bloemfontein
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 23 July 2017
Pumas v Golden Lions 43 | 36
Sat, 22 July 2017
Griquas v Blue Bulls 45 | 51
Stormers v Chiefs 11 | 17
Lions v Sharks 23 | 21
Crusaders v Highlanders 17 | 0
Fri, 21 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Sharks 47 | 12
Brumbies v Hurricanes 16 | 35
Sat, 15 July 2017
Sharks v Lions 10 | 27
Bulls v Stormers 33 | 41
Force v Waratahs 40 | 11
Hurricanes v Crusaders 31 | 22
Chiefs v Brumbies 28 | 10
Sunwolves v Blues 43 | 21
Fri, 14 July 2017
Kings v Cheetahs 20 | 21
Rebels v Jaguares 29 | 32
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B&I Lions 0 0 0 0 0
Australia 0 0 0 0 0
Barbarians 0 0 0 0 0
Force 0 0 0 0 0
Reds 0 0 0 0 0
Waratahs 0 0 0 0 0
Brumbies 0 0 0 0 0
Rebels 0 0 0 0 0
NSW-Queensland 0 0 0 0 0
Blues 0 0 0 0 0
Highlanders 0 0 0 0 0
Hurricanes 0 0 0 0 0
Crusaders 0 0 0 0 0
Chiefs 0 0 0 0 0
NZ Barbarians 0 0 0 0 0
Maori All Blacks 0 0 0 0 0
New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0