New Zealand and Fiji finalize details to see each other again in this international window in July. In their first match, the All Blacks battled and won 57-23. In this meeting, Dane Coles entered from the bench of substitutes and was dispatched with four tries. However, in the test next Saturday, forward may not be due to injury.
In the training session on Thursday, the hooker had a discomfort in the twin, which ended up causing the staff to decide to preserve the 34-year-old man.
Coles was going to be part of the reserves in the game against Fiji, so his place will be taken by Samisoni Taukei’aho. The Chiefs player had been called up to the team after Asafo Aumua suffered a concussion in the Men in Black’s historic 102-0 win over Tonga and will be able to debut with the New Zealand jersey.