Hurricanes lose Savea for a month

Date published: March 23 2015

The Hurricanes will be without the services of openside flanker Ardie Savea for a month due to a finger injury.

Savea sustained the injury during the second half of the Hurricanes' 20-13 victory over the Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday.

The Wellington-based franchise's coach Chris Boyd confirmed that Savea will be sidelined for some time.

"He split his finger, the joint came out, so he's had to have that re-done," Boyd told New Zealand's ONE News.

"He's probably out for four weeks."