Planet Rugby

New Zealand

New Zealand

Romano breaks ankle, out of Tests

11th May 2014 14:26


Crusaders lock Luke Romano standing

Ruled out: Luke Romano

Crusaders second row Luke Romano will play no part for New Zealand in next month's Test series against England due to injury.

Romano broke his ankle in the heavy 57-29 win over the Reds on Sunday.

The 28-year-old left Suncorp with his leg in a cast, with a definite timeframe on his return yet to be confirmed.

It leaves the All Blacks with Sam Whitelock, Dominic Bird, Brodie Retallick and other outside candidates available to face Stuart Lancaster's side.

''It's a real blow for Luke. He's had one of those mixed seasons...he started slowly and then had a calf injury. And now he's had an opportunity he's broke an ankle," Blackadder told Fairfax Media.

"'He's pretty resilient and he'll come back from this.''

  • New Zealand Fixtures
Forthcoming Fixtures
All times are local
International Match
Saturday , October 18
Australia vs New Zealand10:00
Saturday , November 1
USA vs New ZealandTBC
Saturday , November 8
England vs New Zealand14:30
Saturday , November 15
Scotland vs New ZealandTBC
Saturday , November 22
Wales vs New Zealand17:30
More International Match fixtures
Rugby Championship
Saturday , September 27
Argentina vs New Zealand23:10
Saturday , October 4
South Africa vs New Zealand16:05
More Rugby Championship fixtures
  • New Zealand Results
Recent Results
All times are local
Rugby Championship
Saturday , September 13
New Zealand 14 - 10 South AfricaNew Zealand vs South Africa Report
Saturday , September 6
New Zealand 28 - 9 ArgentinaNew Zealand vs Argentina Report
Saturday , August 23
New Zealand 51 - 20 Australia
Saturday , August 16
Australia 12 - 12 New Zealand
More Rugby Championship results
  • Table
Rugby Championship Table
1New Zealand416
2South Africa410