McCabe, Pocock cleared to face Canes

Sun, 02 Mar 2014 09:05
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The Brumbies were given a timely boost with the news that two stars, centre Pat McCabe and flank David Pocock, have been cleared of serious injury.

The Brumbies were given a timely boost with the news that two stars, centre Pat McCabe and flank David Pocock, have been cleared of serious injury.

Both McCabe and Pocock have a good chance to feature for the Brumbies against the Hurricanes in a Round Four Super Rugby match in Canberra on Friday.

McCabe was sent to hospital for scans on Saturday after injuring his neck in the Brumbies' 27-14 win over the Western Force in Perth.

The Brumbies feared 25-year-old McCabe had suffered further damage to his troublesome neck - which were twice fractured, during the Wallabies' year-end of 2012 and again against the British and Irish Lions last year.

However, scans showed the injury was a muscular one, and he was able to join his teammates for a swim on Monday.

Brumbies' fans would have been fearing the worst when Pocock crumpled to the ground clutching at his reconstructed left knee late in the win over the Force.

Pocock's knee made a sound at the time of the injury, but he has recovered well and doesn't believe he has suffered any major damage.

Both McCabe and Pocock will undergo more scans on Monday before a decision is made on their availability for the team's trip to New Zealand.

Brumbies captain Ben Mowen said it was an important victory.

"Any game against a local rival is important, it means a lot to get these wins," Mowen said.

"I don't think people who come here give the force enough credit. They've taken some enormous scalps in the last few years and it's a credit to this team to leave with a win.

"The Force are never easy, particularly in the west, and I'm extremely pleased with the way we executed our game plan."

Sources: AAP & Brumbies media unit

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