Coles set to return against Wallabies

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:16
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INJURY UPDATE: New Zealand hooker Dane Coles is set to make his return to Test rugby when the All Blacks take on the Wallabies in Dunedin on Saturday.

Coles missed his side's 34-54 victory over Australia in Sydney last weekend as a precautionary measure following concussion symptoms. However, he is available for selection this week.

Coles' return to action will likely be off the bench with Codie Taylor holding onto the No.2 jersey.

Centre Sonny Bill Williams will also be available for this weekend's match after he suffered no after-effects from a head knock he suffered against the Wallabies in Sydney.

Meanwhile, Akira Ioane was brought into the squad for Jerome Kaino.

Kaino returned home ahead of side's clash in Sydney after the Daily Telegraph newspaper in Sydney claimed Kaino was having an affair with a 24-year-old Canberra model.

"We are just giving him [Kaino] his own personal space at the moment, so Akira has come in in the meantime," said All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster told stuff.co.nz.

Source: stuff.co.nz

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