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Reds pick up 2 more injuries

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 9 Mar 2009 at 10:03
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QR Reds lock Van Humphries will miss Saturday’s home game against the Sharks with a shoulder injury, while loosehead prop Greg Holmes is also highly unlikely to play.

RedsRugby reports that head Coach Phil Mooney said Holmes has a shoulder injury at the base of the neck which will probably demand he be rested. Humphries has a painful injury to the AC joint that forced him off the field nine minutes in to the second half of Friday night’s match against the Waratahs.

“Greg has played every minute of our four games to date so we’ll probably opt to leave him out for this game so he has this weekend and then the bye a week later to rest and get himself right,” Mooney said.

Young prop Ben Daley is in line to make his first starting appearance for the Reds in Super 14 rugby. Daley’s only appearance so far has been off the bench against the Crusaders at Suncorp Stadium last year.

Daley, 21 this year, has been playing well for the QAS Reds Academy 2nd XV side in curtain raiser games, as has the likely bench replacement at lock, former Highlanders forward Ezra Taylor.

Adam Byrnes, who started both games for the Reds in South Africa, will come into the starting 15 for Humphries.

Mooney will officially name his full starting team on Wednesday morning.


  • and the excuses start. just throw in the towel. the sharks are going to thrash you (if stefan is given a break 😈 ) my prediction is sharks by 50 if stefan is rested or sharks by 20 if he plays.

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.03.09 11:06:21 by try time Reply
  • @try time (Comment 1) :

    Much smaller margin IMO.

    The Reds VERY seldom get involved in high scoring games.

    Probably about 4 of the 5 lowest scoring games in S14 history involved the Reds. (I suspect)

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.03.09 11:17:59 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : that seems to be against aussie teams. but i do agree the pd won’t be 50. the sharks waste far too many opportunities to put on a high enough score. the sharks also have a great knack of going into defence mode when they are ten points up. but if the sharks are willing to keep the ball with forwards, then expect a big win.

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.03.09 11:23:24 by try time Reply
  • we need to do some good man management for this game. Start with Downey and Vulindlu at least. Get the bonus sowed up and a 20 -point lead by the hour mark, then let Swannie and the boys take over

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.03.09 11:37:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) :

    Fewest Aggregate Points in a League match
    6 Highlanders beat Crusaders Dunedin 2009
    9 Brumbies beat Reds 6-3 Brisbane 2007
    11 Reds beat Sharks 6-5 Durban 2004
    11 Reds beat Hurricanes 11-0 Brisbane 1999
    12 Lions beat Crusaders 9-3 Johannesburg 2007
    15 Highlanders beat Western Force 8-7 Perth 2007
    16 Cheetahs beat Reds 10-6 Bloemfontein 2006

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.03.09 11:45:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) :

    Sheez you make it sound like they are just going to GIVE us the BP.

    This side is not stupid and their unstructured play will probably give us a hard time.

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.03.09 11:47:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : we need to play with confidence, KSA… part of what we need to do this year is become accustomed to (and comfortable with) the favourites tag. We deserve it and we ain’t gonna shake it. We need to learn to use it to our advantage.

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.03.09 12:02:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • Holmes has a shoulder injury at the base of the neck

    Well there’s your problem right there!

    He’ll need an operation to put it back on the top of his arm :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.03.09 12:20:29 by rahul Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : they are going to. the reds are hurting after some big games. the pace they play the game at is going to cause them to burn out. all the sharks need to do is slow the game right down. the reds hate playing slow games so they’ll get impatient and the sharks will clean their clocks.

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.03.09 12:23:09 by try time Reply

  • @try time (Comment 9) : agree with you. This one is a gimme for us. Let’s be arrogant about it.

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.03.09 12:38:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : damn right. i have always wondered what it would be like being an all black supporter. i have tasted and i enjoy. 😆

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.03.09 12:41:32 by try time Reply

  • and the all black supporters will get to taste what i have been chewing on for years.

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.03.09 12:42:14 by try time Reply

  • @try time (Comment 11) : I feel a “call to arms” article coming on

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.03.09 12:50:56 by robdylan Reply
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