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All Blacks lose Messam

15th August 2013 06:24

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Liam Messam

Flanker Liam Messam has withdrawn from the All Blacks' Rugby Championship opener against Australia due to a hamstring strain.

Messam took part in Thursday's practice and while he did not appear to be obviously hindered by the injury, he will sit out this week with Steven Luatua moving into the starting XV.

"Gutted to miss out on putting the black jersey on this weekend. Time to ICE up and REST up next week is a new week #allblackeverything," Messam tweeted.

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