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    QANTAS WALLABIES BACKROWER HUGH MCMENIMAN INJURY UPDATE

    Tuesday 20 August, 2013


    Qantas Wallabies backrower Hugh McMeniman will miss the remainder of the Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship and Spring Tour after being forced to withdraw with a shoulder injury.

    Medical staff yesterday re-examined a pre-existing shoulder issue McMeniman carried throughout the 2013 Super Rugby and deemed the best course of action would be a complete reconstruction.

    McMeniman will undergo surgery next week in Brisbane and will be sidelined for six months.

    It’s a disappointing blow for the talented 29-year-old backrower who was chosen in new Qantas Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie’s inaugural Test line-up in Saturday’s opening Bledisloe Cup clash at ANZ Stadium.

    The match was his 22nd for the Qantas Wallabies but first since he last wore the Australian jersey against Wales at Millennium Stadium back in 2008.

    The Qantas Wallabies will travel to Wellington on Wednesday morning ahead of Saturday night’s second Bledisloe Cup encounter against New Zealand at Westpac Stadium.

    Tickets for Australia’s next home game in Brisbane on September 7 against South Africa and all other matches in the Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship are available through Ticketek.

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    F**ks sake!
    So we may get him back for the start of the season...
    Fardy to start
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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    Fardy to start
    Surely McCalman to start would be the better option. We got beaten at the breakdown, and need someone with a much higher involvement rate, which is defintely one of McCalman's fortes. It's also let Mowen move back to 6, where I believe he is more effective.

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    yeah, mowen looked lost at 8 for the brumbies in the final.

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    Mowen played on Saturday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiraag View Post
    Surely McCalman to start would be the better option. We got beaten at the breakdown, and need someone with a much higher involvement rate, which is defintely one of McCalman's fortes. It's also let Mowen move back to 6, where I believe he is more effective.
    My bad - forgot about him.
    I agree it depends on where mowen goes now. If he goes to 6 then yeah benny mac @ 8. But if not ive got a feeling that link will start fardy.
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    Fardy hasn't played backrow since coming back for the brumbies has he?

    He also hasn't looked the journeyman he did at the Force.

    I wonder whether there is a link and Fardy shouldn't be considered anything other than a specialist lock?

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    Feel quite sorry for Madness this bloke must have some of the worst luck when it comes to injury.
    Hope you feel better soon Hugh.

    It is great to see Western Force players wearing the Gold of the Wallabies (there would or should be more if the selectors would look further than NSW)

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    Madness has two kinds of luck and you wouldn't want either!
    Just when he gets a chance injury bites again.
    Hope you repair well and are back for the start of the new season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIGS20 View Post
    Fardy hasn't played backrow since coming back for the brumbies has he?

    He also hasn't looked the journeyman he did at the Force.

    I wonder whether there is a link and Fardy shouldn't be considered anything other than a specialist lock?
    guess we'll have to wait and see.
    Gill may even start now.

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