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Huge Blow For The All Blacks And Hurricanes As Dane Coles Set For Lengthy Spell On The Sidelines

If he didn’t have bad luck, he would have no luck at all. 

The All Blacks and the Hurricanes have been hit with the devastating news that Dane Coles will be out of action between 4-6 months after rupturing his ACL in last night’s 18-28 victory over France at the Stade de France in Paris. 

Coles scored a try in the opening minutes of the game before he was removed because of the injury just 15 minutes later. 

As we know, Coles is one of the best hookers in world rugby and when he is on form he is an absolute pleasure to watch with his strength in the set piece and his dynamism in the loose a joy to behold. 

Unfortunately for the rugby public, we haven’t seen much of Coles throughout the season due to his issues with concussion symptoms but he finally got a run of games together in the Rugby Championship and was expected to play a big part in the All Blacks’ spring tour of Europe. 

However, the 30-year-old will be out between 4-6 months as he recovers from surgery on his knee. 

We wish Coles all the best in his recovery and look forward to seeing him back in action with the Hurricanes next year. 

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Author: Sean McMahon

Sean is Deputy Editor and head rugby writer. You can contact him by email seanmc@punditarena.com or on Twitter