Tahs lose Palu for Brumbies clash

By on March 4, 2013

Wycliff Palu

Blow … Palu twisted his left ankle in the Waratahs’ over the Rebels. Supply: Information Limited

Powerful On The Other Hand damage-vulnerable No.Eight Wycliff Palu will miss the Waratahs’ Marvelous Rugby warfare with the Brumbies, most likely opening the easiest way for the Timani brothers to start out collectively.

Palu twisted his left ankle in closing Friday’s win over Melbourne Rebels and grew to become up at guidance on Monday in a moon boot.

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“We’re prepared for the scans to return again back,” tutor Michael Cheika said.

Australia Conference W L D PD BP Pts
1 Brumbies 2 0 Zero 35 1 13
2 Reds 2 1 Zero -Four Zero Eight
3 Waratahs 1 1 Zero -3 Zero Eight
Four Melbourne Rebels 1 2 Zero -15 1 5
5 Western Drive 0 3 Zero -29 1 1
New Zealand Conference W L D PD BP Pts
1 Chiefs 2 Zero 0 56 2 10
2 Blues 2 Zero Zero 33 2 10
Three Highlanders Zero 1 Zero -14 Zero Four
4 Crusaders 0 1 Zero -19 Zero 4
5 Hurricanes Zero 2 0 -20 1 1
South Africa Conference W L D PD BP Pts
1 Bulls 2 Zero Zero 18 1 9
2 Sharks 2 Zero Zero 13 Zero Eight
Three Southern Kings 1 Zero Zero 12 0 8
Four Stormers Zero 2 Zero -14 1 1
5 Cheetahs Zero 2 0 -Forty 9 1 1

“i would say he’ll for sure be out this week it isn’t important what.

“Then we will be able to see how extreme the turn is, whether or not There could also be been a syndesmosis, we will be able to simply see the way it pans out.

“Alternatively I don’t think it’s a protracted prolonged injury, i think it is usually only a few weeks max.”

Lopeti Timani, who has experience at No.Eight, looms as a probable various for Palu.

Brother and Take A Look At 2d-rower Sitaleki has recovered from the corked thigh that compelled him out of remaining week’s win over Melbourne.

Cheika talked about Sitaleki would return this week and was confident he had the depth to duvet for Palu’s hurt.

Openside flanker Pat McCutcheon is to be had again, although he hasn’t performed for just about a 12 months following an horrific ankle harm.

In-type AJ Gilbert, who was once once scheduled to play No.Eight for Waratahs A of their rained-out in form towards Fiji A Remaining week, can be every other contender for a spot within the 22.

“now we have bought some excellent again-row picks,” Cheika mentioned.

“There may be a number of guys who’ve been pushing exhausting, each off the bench or now not even in the squad.

“McCutcheon is once more within the body now as neatly. So we are going to merely see how coaching goes this week and make a name later on.”

Cheika was once additionally guaranteed Berrick Barnes could be fit after lacking the primary two video games with a knee hurt, even though the utility again handiest rated himself an outside chance.


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