Rugby World Cup 2019: Richie Mo’unga ‘fine’ despite shoulder injury, claims Steve Hansen

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All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says playmaker Richie Mo’unga should be fine for the Rugby World Cup despite a shoulder problem in the big Bledisloe Cup win over the Wallabies.

Mo’unga – who had his best game for the All Blacks in the No 10 jumper – left the field after hulking Australian flanker Lukhan Salakaia-Loto landed heavily on him after a tackle.

But Hansen was confident the Crusaders pivot, who scored 14 points in the 36-0 win at Eden Park on Saturday night, would recover in time for the World Cup.

“He’s got a sore shoulder; that’s probably the best I can tell you,” Hansen said.

All Blacks medics assist Richie Mo'unga from the field after he suffered a shoulder injury at Eden Park.

All Blacks medics assist Richie Mo’unga from the field after he suffered a shoulder injury at Eden Park.

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All Blacks come up with perfect response at Eden Park to keep Wallabies scoreless and cruise to victory.

“Doc said he’s not that bad . . . he’ll be fine.”

Hansen said Mo’unga

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