Foxsports brings a tale of woe on the subject of Brumby injuries.
Basically we’re completely out of locks, which is why our lineout disintegrated against the Bulls, and we’re fast running out of backs, which will at least give Clyde Rathbone a chance to demonstrate his continuing place on the roster.
So here’s the injury rundown as far as I can tell:
- — Shawn Mackay – RIP (lock)
— Ben Hand – Hamstring (lock)
— Christian Leilifano – Hamstring (flyhalf)
— Guy Shepherdson – Suspension and dodgy haircut (prop)
— Sitaleki Timani – Knee (lock, and man-mountain)
— Mark Chisholm – ongoing (lock)
— Alfi Mafi – ongoing (wing)
— Mark Gerrard – Possibly returning this week (Fullback)
— Clyde Rathbone – Possibly returning this week (Wing)
Despite appearing to be knocked out on Friday night hooker Steven Moore has been declared likely to play this Saturday against the Hurricanes in Wellington (5.35pm kickoff – be sure to wear your drinking boots).
But to fill the gap there’s a chance an old favourite might make a return:
- Friend is investigating whether former Wallabies Radike Samo, Daniel Heenan or Adam Wallace-Harrison can be released from their Japanese clubs to pinch-hit off the bench if required in the Brumbies’ remaining matches against the Hurricanes, Reds, Blues and Chiefs.