Another blow for the All Blacks with Will Jordan latest to be hit by Covid

28/06/2022 02:40:00

The Kiwis have now recorded six positive tests within their group.

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The All Blacks have now recorded six positive Covid cases within their group:

The Kiwis have now recorded six positive tests within their group.

Jordan was a certainty to start for New Zealand, most likely on the right wing or possibly at fullback, having been in stunning form in the Crusaders’ number 15 shirt this season.However, he has now become the sixth person in the All Blacks’ camp to test positive for Covid.

AdvertisementHead coach Ian Foster, forwards coach John Plumtree, defence coach Scott McLeod, and centres David Havili and Jack Goodhue have also tested positive.The All Blacks confirmed yesterday that former Ireland boss Joe Schmidt had been drafted into their coaching team this week due to Foster, Plumtree, and McLeod being in isolation.

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Jordan scored a try against Ireland in Dublin last autumn.Centre Jack Goodhue is one of the four who have left camp.Image: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO Image: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO IRELAND WING MACK Hansen has been ruled out of the first Test against the All Blacks in Auckland on Saturday after testing positive for Covid-19.T he All Blacks camp has already been rocked by a Covid outbreak, with three coaches and two players testing positive, which has resulted in Joe Schmidt being drafted into the backroom team.

Image: Ken Sutton/INPHO Jordan scored a try against Ireland in Dublin last autumn. Image: Ken Sutton/INPHO THE ALL BLACKS have suffered another setback ahead of Saturday’s first Test against Ireland, with Will Jordan the latest member of their camp to test positive for Covid-19. Image: James Crombie/INPHO THE ALL BLACKS have been dealt a big blow ahead of next Saturday’s first Test against Ireland in Auckland after confirming that four members of their camp, including head coach Ian Foster, have tested positive for Covid-19. Jordan was a certainty to start for New Zealand, most likely on the right wing or possibly at fullback, having been in stunning form in the Crusaders’ number 15 shirt this season. More to follow… Advertisement Exclusive NZ - IRE Rugby Analysis Get Murray Kinsella's match analysis and Garry Doyle's updates from New Zealand exclusive to members Become a Member. However, he has now become the sixth person in the All Blacks’ camp to test positive for Covid. Foster and Plumtree are now isolating at home, while Havili and Goodhue have also left the All Blacks’ camp. Advertisement Head coach Ian Foster, forwards coach John Plumtree, defence coach Scott McLeod, and centres David Havili and Jack Goodhue have also tested positive. The hooker situation leaves Farrell in a tricky spot for Wednesday's tour opener against the Maori All Blacks, as both of his two fit hookers, Dan Sheehan and Dave Heffernan are now likely to feature.

The All Blacks confirmed yesterday that former Ireland boss Joe Schmidt had been drafted into their coaching team this week due to Foster, Plumtree, and McLeod being in isolation. The All Blacks have called up another Crusaders centre, Braydon Ennor, to their squad. The Kiwis called up Braydon Ennor as midfield cover due to his Crusaders team-mates Havili and Goodhue being ruled out. Jordan’s positive test is an even bigger blow, however, given that he has been playing sensational rugby this year. With Foster and Plumtree isolating, attack coach Brad Mooar, defence coach Scott McLeod, and scrum coach scrum coach Greg Feek are set to lead the All Blacks’ preparations for the first clash with Ireland. It seems likely that Sevu Reece, another Crusaders man, will now start on the right wing against Ireland, with Jordie Barrett continuing at fullback. Caleb Clarke and the uncapped Leicester Fainga’anuku have been vying for the number 11 shirt. Exclusive NZ - IRE Rugby Analysis Get Murray Kinsella's match analysis and Garry Doyle's updates from New Zealand exclusive to members Become a Member There are still options in midfield for the All Blacks, with Quinn Tupaea and rugby league convert Roger Tuivasa-Sheck competing for the number 12 shirt.

Exclusive NZ - IRE Rugby Analysis Get Murray Kinsella's match analysis and Garry Doyle's updates from New Zealand exclusive to members Become a Member Ireland have also been struck by Covid-19, with Connacht wing Mack Hansen ruled out of the first Test after returning a positive result. Meanwhile, All Blacks out-half Richie Mo’unga has emerged as an injury doubt for this weekend due to a stomach bug. Rieko Ioane is the incumbent at outside centre, with Ennor, Tupaea, and the uncapped Leicester Fainga’anuku also capable of excelling there. Beauden Barrett has been the favourite to start at number 10 but Mo’unga is still a key figure with the All Blacks’ squad. .