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Lealiifano’s season is over

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 28 Apr 2009 at 11:14
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Brumbies flyhalf Christian Lealiifano will miss the remainder of the Super 14 season after suffering a grade-two hamstring tear two weeks ago.

Rugby 365 reports that the playmaker was expected to return to action for the final round of the Super 14 but an MRI scan revealed that he will need at least eight weeks to recover fully from the injury

“The scans showed some fairly significant damage to the upper part of his hamstring,” Brumbies physiotherapist Tim McGrath told the Canberra Times.

“He had a 50 percent tear of the hamstring origin so [the] time frame for that is going to be a minimum of eight weeks.

“The initial three-week time frame was optimistic because you know it’s a reasonable strain, but it’s hard to quantify until you’ve got that MRI. Unfortunately his Super14 season is over.”

Lealifano’s injury, which occurred during the Brumbies win over the Bulls, suggests that he has played his last game as the Canberra outfit’s first choice No.10 for the next two Super 14 seasons, with Wallabies pivot Matt Giteau set to return to Canberra next season.

Gene Fairbanks and Matt Toomua will share the Brumbies’ flyhalf duties for the rest of this season.


  • I want the Brumbies to win not to bloody lose players. 🙁

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.04.09 12:11:00 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : Me too!!!! 😉

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.04.09 14:15:57 by Rahul Reply
  • who do they play 😛

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.04.09 14:49:28 by rekinek Reply
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  • oki – checked myself – to reds they can loose :mrgreen:
    but we want them to beat blues and chiefs – go brumbies :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.04.09 14:55:19 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 4) : LMS- they cant lose to the Reds!!

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.04.09 14:56:48 by Rahul Reply

  • @Rahul (Comment 5) : I’ve been so long out that forgotten.

    ok. but without bonus point and then perhaps a draw with blues otherwise they may just get too many points.

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.04.09 15:10:01 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 6) : They can loose after that… as long as it doesnt affect The Sharks :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.04.09 15:34:12 by Rahul Reply

  • Pity, he has shown lots of promise and has scored some good tries.

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.04.09 15:34:40 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 7) : my calculation was based on the best possible performance from sharks perspective – hehe – pls do not think I am kinda brumbies supporter in disguise. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 28.04.09 15:47:22 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 9) : Never would accuse anyone of that! except perhaps rathbonesheep

  • Comment 10, posted at 28.04.09 15:53:29 by Rahul Reply

  • Damn good fh. Brumbies play away to reds and chiefs. Home to the blues. Didnt watch their game against the Canes; so how did Toomua play?

  • Comment 11, posted at 28.04.09 16:20:14 by JustPlainSHARK Reply


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