In­juries end sea­sons for Brumbies’ God­win, Toua

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

THE Brumbies will go into their Su­per Rugby fi­nals cam­paign with­out backs Kyle God­win and Ai­dan Toua af­ter both suf­fered sea­son- end­ing in­juries against the Reds last Fri­day.

The only lo­cal team in the play­offs af­ter win­ning the Aus­tralian con­fer­ence, the Brumbies had close to a full list avail­able last week.

How­ever, they suf­fered four ca­su­al­ties in the loss to Queens­land Reds and all could miss next Satur­day’s fi­nal round clash with the Chiefs in Hamil­ton.

“Def­i­nitely miss­ing will be Wal­la­bies cen­tre God­win, who could be out for up to three months with a knee in­jury, while winger Toua has been ruled out for four to six weeks with a grade- one high an­kle sprain. We are dis­ap­pointed for the guys who have done so much for us this year,” Brumbies’ coach Stephen Larkham said.

Flanker Chris Al­cock ( thigh gash) is in doubt for this week, while Wal­la­bies’ lock Rory Arnold ( shoul­der) is the other ad­di­tion to the in­jury list.

Larkham is ex­pected to name a much dif­fer­ent side to the one that started against the Reds. With the Chiefs loom­ing as a play­off op­po­nent the fol­low­ing week, nei­ther side is likely to re­veal their full hand on Satur­day.

DEF­I­NITELY OUT: Kyle God­win has been side­lined with a knee in­jury for at least three months, a big blow to the Brumbies.

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