Nadolo out of Lions clash

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 07:23
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NEWS: The Crusaders will be without powerhouse Fijian wing Nemani Nadolo for their quarterfinal clash with the Lions at Ellis Park next weekend.

Nadolo pulled a hamstring during his team's 10-35 loss to the Hurricanes in Christchurch and will not join his teammates when they leave for Johannesburg on Tuesday.

The Crusaders will also be without prop Joe Moody, who has not played a game since June 1 because of a neck complaint.

However, there was some good news for Crusaders head coach Todd Blackadder. Lock Sam Whitelock and scrumhalf Andy Ellis will travel with the squad after being withdrawn late before their clash with the Hurricanes.

Ellis tweaked a calf muscle in the team's warm-up before the game, while Whitelock withdrew minutes before kick-off because of illness.

Right wing Johnny McNicholl is also expected to travel to Johannesburg, despite having to leave the field with a dislocated finger.

Source: stuff.co.nz

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