All Blacks leave for world cup without Ma’a Nonu

New Zealand’s All Blacks will fly out to England for the Rugby World Cup without
midfielder Ma’a Nonu who has taken ill.

Nonu felt unwell before the team’s flight from New Zealand to England so a
decision was made that he would stay in Auckland until he feels better.

“Ma’a is feeling a bit crook so as a precaution he is staying an extra
day in Auckland and will fly out to London tomorrow,” All Blacks head coach
Steve Hansen told Stuff.

The All Blacks will attempt to become the first team to win back to back World
Cups and as well being the first team to win three tournaments.

New Zealand’s two previous wins – in 1987 and 2011 – were both at home in New
Zealand so they are also bidding to become the first team to win a World Cup
on foreign soil.

The midfielder was part of the 2011 Rugby World Cup squad and has won 97 test
caps for New Zealand.

The All Blacks start
their Rugby World Cup on September 20 against Argentina at Wembley and the bookmakers
have them at 5/4 to win the world cup.

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