The All Blacks lose the Tu’ungaphase prop for testing in South Africa

All Blacks prop Ofa Tu’ungapasi has withdrawn from rugby league matches in South Africa as a result of a neck damage, New Zealand supervisor Ian Foster confirmed on Tuesday.

Tu’ungafasi, 30, took successful throughout their third check defeat to Eire in Wellington, which noticed the All Blacks undergo their first house defeat in a collection since 1994.

He’ll droop New Zealand’s check matches in South Africa on August 7 in Nelspruit and per week later in Johannesburg, with the All Blacks beneath strain towards the world champions after shedding 4 of their final 5 video games.

It’s hoped Tu’ungafasi will recuperate in time to hitch the workforce for house assessments towards Argentina on 27 August in Christchurch and per week later in Hamilton.

Tu’ungafasi was changed within the All Blacks squad by the 22-year-old Capless Crusaders Fletcher Newell for the tour of South Africa.

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