Aussie latest – Reds reeling with injuries
12 Jun 2011
Keo.co.za brings you news from Australia’s Super Rugby franchises.
Reds reeling with injuries – The Reds suffered further injuries to their backline on Saturday with Luke Morahan (hamstring) and Rod Davies (shoulder) the latest casualties.
Coach Ewen McKenzie was hopeful that Digby Ioane would return for the final league game against the Chiefs to offset the loss of Morahan and Davies. If Ioane doesn’t recover in time, the Reds will have to look to blood more academy or club players.
O’Connor to miss Force finale – James O’Connor has been suspended for one week after being found guilty of dangerous play in Saturday’s game against the Reds.
O’ Connor had been cited under Foul Play Law 10.4 (j) for the dangerous lifting and dropping of Reds captain James Horwill. After a judicial hearing, it was found the offence was at the low end of seriousness. Taking account of mitigating factors and noting the absence of any aggravating features, the sanction was reduced from a three-week to a one-week suspension.
O’Connor will miss the Force’s final match of the season against the Rebels.