Duncan Johnstone on Highlanders

Richie McCaw's broken thumb is more pain for Crusaders

Richie McCaw

Duncan Johnstone The Crusaders will know on Monday whether Richie McCaw will require surgery on a broken thumb that will have him absent from their struggling Super Rugby campaign for up to eight weeks.

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MacDonald collapses in Auckland match

PUKEKOHE, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 20:  Hoani MacDonald of Southland leaves the field injured during the ITM Cup Championship Semifinal match between Counties Manukau and Southland at ECOLight Stadium on October 20, 2012 in Pukekohe, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Duncan Johnstone FORMER Melbourne Rebels player Hoani MacDonald collapsed with a suspected heart attack during an NPC Championship division match near Auckland yesterday.