Richard Ferguson

Australia lose key personnel for tests


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content on 28 May 2012 at 08:35
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Australia’s International matches against Scotland and Wales has taken a blow after news came through that both James Horwill and Kurtley Beale were injured over the weekend, and will take no part in the Tests. James Horwill was coach Robbie Deans’ captain at the World Cup, and it was expected that he will lead the team again.

News24.com reports that Horwill tore his hamstring against the Brumbies on Saturday, but is expected to be back in July, when the Reds continue on the comeback trail and aim for that top Australian conference spot.

Beale injured his shoulder against the Hurricanes, as his team took a 66 – 24 battering, while scans have revealed that the playmaker will require surgery and will take no part in the tests. Beale was touted as flyhalf for this international season, with Quade Cooper still on the comeback trail after his long term injury, but Cooper has come forward to say that he is ready to pull on the 10 jersey for his country.

Looking forward to the tests, Deans is yet to announce his replacement captain, but it is expected to be either David Pocock or Will Genia who will lead the team.



7 Comments

  • Shame

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.05.12 09:34:09 by Bite me Reply
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  • it would be awful if we thrashed the Aussies this year.

    Oh wait, no it wouldn’t :)

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.05.12 09:36:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • Haters.. :)

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.05.12 09:38:58 by Ben Reply
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  • The Aussies made this particular SupeRugby bed and now they have to lie in it.

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.05.12 09:59:21 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 4) : Incidentally, if the conference system wasn’t in place, the Brumbies would be back in 5th again, and only ahead of the Sharks on points difference. Luckily for the Aussies, Argentina are playing this year, so they won’t be coming stone last…although it would be fantastic if the Argies DO finish ahead of them! :cool:

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.05.12 13:57:36 by klempie Reply

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  • @Bite me (Comment 1) : :cool:

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.05.12 13:58:01 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 5) :

    Points difference is no longer the first differentiator.. It is wins, so in that case, the Sharks will indeed be ahead of the Brumbies..

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.05.12 13:59:50 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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