jordie barrett

Jordie Barrett who has impressed in Super Rugby and also against the British and Irish Lions has been ruled out of the Rugby Championship with a shoulder injury.

Barrett, who was a key man against the Lions will miss the championship which kicks off next week (19th August) as the All Blacks go head to head with Australia.

The rising talent picked up the injury two weeks ago against South African sides Lions in the Super Rugby semi-final and may now even have to undergo surgery to get back to top fitness.

It is unlikely that the All Blacks will miss Jordie too much over the championship, with there being more than enough options showing potential to replace him.