O'Connor blow for Rebels

Sun, 12 May 2013 09:18
Large james o connor tackles v bl Large james o connor rebels v bru Large james o connor flattened v

Wallaby James O'Connor is expected to miss up to two weeks of Super Rugby after injuring his chest playing for the Rebels this weekend.

Wallaby James O'Connor is expected to miss up to two weeks of Super Rugby after injuring his chest playing for the Melbourne Rebels this weekend.

The Rebels said in a statement on Sunday that the Wallaby playmaker damaged his left sternoclavicular joint, although scans showed there was no fracture.

"Although [the] scans this [Sunday] afternoon confirmed no fracture, the Wallaby playmaker is in doubt for the Rebels match against the Stormers this Friday," the statement said.

O'Connor was injured in the early stages of the Rebels loss to the Blues in Auckland at the weekend and was unable to continue, after initially playing through the injury.

The Rebels will also be without rookie, and O'Connor's replacement, Angus Roberts, who left the field with a dislocated shoulder.

Roberts will be further assessed on Monday, with surgeons to determine the full extent of the damage and if any further action will be required.

O'Connor's setback comes in the wake of the decision to drop bad boy Kurtley Beale from the squad after he breached a 'no drinking' agreement - as part of his recovery process from an alcohol-fuelled rage which resulted ion a brawl with two teammates on the team bus on tour in South Africa earlier this season.

Beale's participation in the Stormers game is to be decided at a meeting between the Rebels and the Australian Rugby Union this week.

Bryce Hegarty made his Super Rugby debut against the Blues, coming on at No.10 after switching from the Brisbane Broncos Under-20s team this season.

There are currently no matches being played
Fri, 04 December 2015
Cardiff Blues v Connacht 19h05 BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park
Ulster v Edinburgh 19h35 Kingspan Stadium
Gloucester v Sale Sharks 19h45 Kingsholm
Sat, 05 December 2015
Treviso v Scarlets 15h00 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Glasgow Warriors v Leinster 15h00 Scotstoun
Harlequins v London Irish 15h00 Twickenham Stoop
Worcester Warriors v Leicester Tigers 15h00 Sixways
Bath v Northampton Saints 15h15 Recreation Ground
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 17h30 Ricoh Arena
Sun, 06 December 2015
Dragons v Munster 14h30 Rodney Parade
Newcastle Falcons v Saracens 15h00 Kingston Park
Zebre v Ospreys 15h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Waratahs 16 11 0 5 52
Brumbies 16 9 0 7 47
Rebels 16 7 0 9 36
Reds 16 4 0 12 22
Force 16 3 0 13 19
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Hurricanes 16 14 0 2 66
Highlanders 16 11 0 5 53
Chiefs 16 10 0 6 48
Crusaders 16 9 0 7 46
Blues 16 3 0 13 20
Pool SA
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 16 10 1 5 45
Lions 16 9 1 6 42
Bulls 16 7 0 9 38
Sharks 16 7 0 9 34
Cheetahs 16 5 0 11 26