22 Nov 2008

Warriors captain forced out of World Cup final

1:00 pm on 22 November 2008

The Warriors rugby league captain and Kangaroos prop Steve Price has been ruled out of tonight's World Cup final after tearing his left calf muscle at the team's final training session.

Price pulled up suddenly during a routine drill and, after consulting with medical staff, was ruled out of the Australian team to play New Zealand at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

A replacement will be named today.

Australia will also be without Price's Warriors team-mate, winger Brent Tate, who was ruled out on Thursday after failing to recover from a hip injury.