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Genia gets four-week ban

Reds scrumhalf Will Genia has been slapped with a four-week ban following his dangerous tackle on Sharks flanker Keegan Daniel.

Due to a bye week, Genia will only miss three games. However, Reds coach Phil Mooney was highly disappointed by the result after a 90 minute Sanzar judicial hearing in Brisbane and indicated they may appeal.

Brumbies duo on track to face Lions

Guy Shepherdson and Mark Chisholm are confident they will be fit to play against the Lions at Ellis Park this Sunday.

Shepherdson (stomach infection) and Chisholm (head knock) both travelled with their teammates to South Africa yesterday despite their initially being doubts over their participation.

Shepherdson missed Friday’s 21-11 victory over the Waratahs after Brumbies medical staff ruled him out and he spent time in hospital that day having blood tests.

Chisholm was knocked out in the 49th minute of the match after his head connected with Waratahs lock Will Caldwell’s elbow and took no further part in the contest.

Brumbies doctors were considering leaving Shepherdson in Canberra for an extra 24 hours to minimise the chances of him infecting the team while travelling. But a refreshed Shepherdson departed for South Africa with the rest of his teammates.

‘I think I’m pretty good, well I’m at least past the worst of it,’ said Shepherdson. ‘I should be sweet from now on and I haven’t experienced any of the severe cramping or vomiting or anything that I was going through last week.’

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