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Injury rules out three Maori All Blacks from Canada match

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allblacks.com     20 Nov 2012     Getty Images

Lock Ross Filipo suffered a calf strain, loose forward Karl Lowe, a hamstring strain and winger Kade Poki suffered a severely bruised back. Maori All Blacks team doctor Stephen Kara said their injuries would take between two and three weeks to heal making them unavailable for selection for the final match.

All three players have now left the team camp with Poki and Lowe having already returned home.

Head Coach Jamie Joseph has opted to not call for a replacement player from New Zealand, believing they have enough cover within the remaining 23 players - all of whom are now expected to be named in the starting line-up and bench for the Canada match.

The Maori All Blacks v Canada match will be broadcast live on SKY Sport 1 from 8:20am (NZT) on Saturday 24 November and will be replayed later that day on Maori TV at 6:00pm.

Maori All Blacks Schedule:

13 November: Maori All Blacks 24 v Leicester Tigers 32, at Welford Road Stadium

17 November: Maori All Blacks 52 v Championship 21 Select XV, at Castle Park

23 November: Maori All Blacks v Canada, at Oxford University.