Crusaders enforcer Jordan Taufua has been ruled out of tonight's Super Rugby clash in Christchurch against the Hurricanes after suffering a leg injury during the All Blacks' training at the start of the week.
Taufua, 26, hurt his calf while training with the All Blacks in Auckland.
He joins teammate Tim Perry in the casualty ward who also injured his hamstring while training with the All Blacks.
Pete Samu has been named to replace Taufua at No. 8 with Ethan Blackadder named on the bench.
"His calf tightened up at the All Blacks camp, so it's a shame for him because he was pretty pumped to play," Crusaders coach Scott Robertson told Team Talk last night.