6 Jun 2017

Coles in doubt for Lions

5:31 pm on 6 June 2017

Hurricanes assistant coach John Plumtree says it's still unclear if Dane Coles will be avalible for the British and Irish Lions series.

All Black and Hurricanes hooker Dane Coles.

All Black and Hurricanes hooker Dane Coles. Photo: Photosport

Coles who has been out with concussion since March is not playing for the Hurricanes Super Rugby clash with the Chiefs on Friday.

Plumtree said Coles on-going concussion symptoms are bad news for the All Blacks.

"There's still no change with Coles it's still a week to week thing, but you won't be seeing him on the field this weekend.

"It's hard to say if he will be ready for the All Blacks because the whole concussion thing is grey if you like, he hasn't been able to train hard enough at this stage but like i said hard to say," Plumtree said.

The All Blacks first test against the Lions is on June 24th.