McKenzie will miss Sunday’s Buenos Aires rematch against the Pumas but will rejoin the side for the final match of their Rugby Championship campaign against South Africa.
The All Blacks side to face Argentina will be named later today.
UPDATE: Damian McKenzie has returned home to New Zealand after a family bereavement. He will rejoin the All Blacks squad in South Africa. The thoughts of everyone in the All Blacks are with Damian and his family at this sad time.
— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) September 26, 2018
McKenzie has played in all seven of the All Blacks tests this year.
He was named SANZAAR’s Super Rugby Player of the Year for the third consecutive year in 2018, his first full season in the No. 10 jersey.
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