Weepu and Elliot ruled out of North American Tour     05 Nov 2013    

Elliot suffered a neck injury half way through the first half of today’s match against Canada and will be replaced by Tasman hooker Quentin MacDonald (Te Whakatohea/Ngai Tahu).

Weepu was ruled out just before kick-off after failing to recover from a knee injury sustained in training on Saturday. Taranaki halfback Chris Smylie (Ngati Mutunga) has been called in as replacement.

Both players will arrive in Philadelphia tomorrow ahead of the Maori All Blacks’ next match against the USA on Sunday 9 November.