'OH NO! No, no, no. Fuuuuuuck. Please say it isn't so. No. NO. NO.NO!'
My colleague said she was beside herself. She was desperately motioning to him to tell her what had happened. After was seemed like a lifetime to her, he hung up.
'What's happened? Whose died?' She asked her emotionally truamatised husband.
'Dan Carter's out of the World Cup.'