Timani's Lions heartbreak

Mon, 03 Jun 2013 09:42
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Wallabies and Waratahs lock Sitaleki Timani has been ruled out of the series against the British and Irish Lions after he broke his right thumb against the Crusaders.

Wallabies and Waratahs lock Sitaleki Timani has been ruled out of the series against the British and Irish Lions after he broke his right thumb against the Crusaders.

The outcome was that the injury will require surgery to correct, with the recovery timeline ruling out participation in the upcoming Test series.

Timani should be available for the start of the Rugby Championship in August.

Meanwhile injured Melbourne Rebels loose forward Scott Higginbotham today underwent scans in Sydney after sustaining a dislocated right shoulder last Saturday night in his side's 20-33 Super Rugby defeat against the Queensland Reds in Brisbane.

The Rebels captain will be reassessed later this week after the shoulder has been allowed to settle, and has returned to Brisbane in the interim.

Both Timani and Higginbotham were replaced in the preliminary Wallabies squad, with their places being taken by Waratahs lock Kane Douglas and Western Force backrower Ben McCalman respectively.

The Wallabies are in camp in Sydney preparing for the start of the Lions Tour Test series, which opens at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on June 22.

The current squad of 25 will be enlarged to 31, with the final six players to be added on June 11, after Super Rugby has entered its June break.

Scrumhalf Nic White, who will play for the Brumbies against the Melbourne Rebels in Canberra on Friday night, will join the Wallabies camp for training tomorrow during his Super Rugby team's training free day.

Melbourne Rebels fullback Kurtley Beale is also training with the squad this week.

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Crusaders v Highlanders 02h35 Christchurch
Chiefs v Waratahs 05h05 Hamilton
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Ireland U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v France U20 07h00 Tbilisi
New Zealand U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Australia U20 v Samoa U20 09h30 Tbilisi
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Sun, 28 May 2017
Lions v Kings 54 | 10
Sat, 27 May 2017
Jaguares v Brumbies 15 | 39
Munster v Scarlets 22 | 46
Sharks v Stormers 22 | 10
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 20 | 23
Bulls v Hurricanes 20 | 34
Rebels v Crusaders 19 | 41
Highlanders v Waratahs 44 | 28
Sunwolves v Cheetahs 7 | 47
Fri, 26 May 2017
Reds v Force 26 | 40
Blues v Chiefs 16 | 16
Sun, 21 May 2017
Waratahs v Rebels 50 | 23
Sat, 20 May 2017
Kings v Brumbies 10 | 19
Munster v Ospreys 23 | 3
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 21 | 20
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B&I Lions 0 0 0 0 0
Australia 0 0 0 0 0
Barbarians 0 0 0 0 0
Force 0 0 0 0 0
Reds 0 0 0 0 0
Waratahs 0 0 0 0 0
Brumbies 0 0 0 0 0
Rebels 0 0 0 0 0
NSW-Queensland 0 0 0 0 0
Blues 0 0 0 0 0
Highlanders 0 0 0 0 0
Hurricanes 0 0 0 0 0
Crusaders 0 0 0 0 0
Chiefs 0 0 0 0 0
NZ Barbarians 0 0 0 0 0
Maori All Blacks 0 0 0 0 0
New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0