All Blacks Lose Carter For Wales Test
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New Zealand flyhalf Dan Carter will miss Saturday's (November 24) test against Wales at the Millennium Stadium and has been replaced by Aaron Cruden after failing to recover from a leg injury. "Gutted not to be playing with these boys in this stadium tomorrow," Carter said on his official Twitter account. Carter, the leading points scorer in test rugby, pulled up in training on Thursday (November 22) and looked to be in discomfort.

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SHOWS: CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM (NOVEMBER 23, 2012) (BARN MEDIA - ACCESS ALL) 1. NEW ZEALAND TRAINING IN PROGRESS UNDER THE ROOF AT CARDIFF'S MILLENNIUM STADIUM 2. CAPTAIN RICHIE MCCAW WATCHING ON AT TRAINING 3. INJURED FLYHALF DAN CARTER WATCHING TRAINING 4. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NEW ZEALAND CAPTAIN RICHIE MCCAW SAYING: "Oh, it's happened a couple of times now hasn't it? Look, that's something you can't control. The other fullas (players) who are going to fill in, Aaron (Cruden) for starters, he's played a few tests now in pretty big matches. So huge confidence in whoever. Obviously disappointing for Dan but the next guy will come in and do the job and we've just got to make sure it's easy for him and give him some good ball." 5. COACH STEVE HANSEN (LEFT OF PICTURE) TALKING TO FLANKER SAM CANE 6. NUMBER EIGHT KIERAN READ KICKING BALL STORY: New Zealand flyhalf Dan Carter will miss Saturday's (November 24) test against Wales at the Millennium Stadium and has been replaced by Aaron Cruden after failing to recover from a leg injury. "Gutted not to be playing with these boys in this stadium tomorrow," Carter said on his official Twitter account. Carter, the leading points scorer in test rugby, pulled up in training on Thursday (November 22) and looked to be in discomfort. Cruden, 23, has won 18 caps. He was called into the All Blacks squad during last year's World Cup as replacement for the injured Carter, who damaged his groin during training. Cruden went on to start the semi-final victory over Australia, and then started the final against France before he was forced off just before halftime with a knee problem. "Oh, it's happened a couple of times now hasn't it?," captain Richie McCaw told reporters on Friday (November 23). "Look, that's something you can't control. The other fullas (players) who are going to fill in, Aaron (Cruden) for starters, he's played a few tests now in pretty big matches. So huge confidence in whoever. "Obviously disappointing for Dan but the next guy will come in and do the job and we've just got to make sure it's easy for him and give him some good ball." Carter, 30, produced a virtuoso display to lead the All Blacks to a 51-22 demolition of Scotland in their opening European tour match before being rested for last week's 42-10 victory over Italy. New Zealand have not lost to Wales since 1953 and are unbeaten for 19 tests going back to last year's loss to Australia in Brisbane.