Monday, 20 March 2017 10:34AM
Western Force captain Ben McCalman will miss Friday's Super Rugby clash with the unbeaten Crusaders at AMI Stadium in Christchurch.
The Wallabies No.8 has been frustrated by a dislocated right thumb, the type of injury usually sustained in a motorbike crash, that has kept him out of the Force’s first three matches,
He is hopeful of playing against the Blues in the second game of the tour.
McCalman was back to full fitness after fracturing his right shoulder twice playing for the Wallabies last year, firstly in the 23-7 second-Test loss to England in June and then two months later in a 42-8 defeat by New Zealand.
More here including Ben's comments on SANZAAR