Rugby Union 1 year ago

Mo'unga breaks hand, out for six weeks

  • Mo'unga breaks hand, out for six weeks

    DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 13: Richie Mounga of the Crusaders passes the ball during the round twelve Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and Crusaders at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin on May 13, 2016 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo by Rob Jefferies/Getty Images)

The Crusaders' already-thin playmaking stocks have been further reduced by a serious hand injury to first-five Richie Mo'unga.

The 22-year-old Kiwi broke a bone in his left hand against the Brumbies on Saturday, but played through the pain barrier as his side won their Super Rugby clash 17-13.

He'll miss at least the next six weeks, including two Kiwi derbies against the Highlanders and Blues, after undergoing surgery on Sunday.

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