Double blow for battered Reds

Sun, 23 Mar 2014 16:18
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Reds flank Liam Gill and fullback Aidan Toua were injured in the loss to the Lions in Johannesburg.

Reds flank Liam Gill and fullback Aidan Toua were injured in the loss to the Lions in Johannesburg.

Both players had to be replaced during the match, with Toua injuring his chest after being tackled just short of the line early in the first half and Gill injuring his hamstring in a ruck in the second half.

They will have scans on Tuesday and be assessed, but neither are expected to be available for this weekend's match.

The Reds also lost Chris Feauai-Sautia (hamstring) and Ben Daley (knee) to injury during their two-match tour of South Africa.

Reds head coach Richard Graham said the team would need to move on quickly from the loss to the Lions and shift focus immediately to their home game against the Stormers this Saturday.

"I spoke in the lead up about the never-say-die approach of the young Lions team. They and their coach Johann Ackermann deserve plenty of credit."

"We have been through a thorough review process today. We have a shortened preparation this week due to our travel and it is important we maximise the time we have available."

"It is disappointing to lose Daley, Gill, Sautia and Toua during this tour but that is the nature of Super Rugby and why a strong squad is crucial."

"The team is looking forward to getting home and playing in front of our own supporters at Suncorp Stadium. The Stormers have been unlucky but have a number of Internationals returning from injury and also a lot of class through their side."

"I thought Gio Aplon was fantastic for them last week and Juan De Jongh added a spark in the midfield alongside Jean De Villiers."

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Wed, 31 May 2017
New Zealand U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
England U20 v Samoa U20 07h00 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v France U20 09h30 Tbilisi
Ireland U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
Australia U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
Fri, 02 June 2017
Blues v Reds 07h35 Auckland
Sat, 03 June 2017
Crusaders v Highlanders 02h35 Christchurch
Chiefs v Waratahs 05h05 Hamilton
NZ Barbarians v B&I Lions 07h35 Toll Stadium
Brumbies v Rebels 09h45 Canberra
Force v Hurricanes 11h35 Perth
Sun, 04 June 2017
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
South Africa U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
England U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
RESULT SCORE
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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Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 12 5 0 7 28
Waratahs 12 4 0 8 19
Force 12 4 0 8 17
Reds 12 3 0 9 16
Rebels 12 1 1 10 8
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 13 13 0 0 59
Hurricanes 12 10 0 2 48
Highlanders 13 10 0 3 45
Chiefs 12 9 1 2 45
Blues 13 6 1 6 33
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 12 7 0 5 34
Cheetahs 13 3 0 10 16
Bulls 12 3 0 9 15
Sunwolves 12 1 0 11 7
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 13 12 0 1 56
Sharks 13 9 1 3 42
Jaguares 12 5 0 7 24
Kings 12 4 0 8 19