Jesse Ryder's chances of making the World Cup squad are all but gone. Officially, New Zealand Cricket is discussing his situation over the weekend, with the NZ A squad to go to the United Arab Emirates due to be named early next week for a series of limited-overs matches to aid World Cup preparation and squad selection.
Ma'a Nonu's international career has spanned more than a decade, three coaches and 94 tests. Mr Indestructible seemed on track to pound through this season towards a final World Cup campaign when he broke his arm against the Springboks in Wellington. Half of the All Blacks' valued midfield partnership was gone until next season and Nonu would have to wait to add to his 73 tests wearing the No12 jersey.