Brumbies lose Lealiifano

Brumbies flyhalf Chirstian Lealiifano will miss the rest of the Super Rugby campaign because of a broken ankle.

Lealiifano picked up the serious injury at the end of the Brumbies’ 23-6 win over the Waratahs in Canberra on Saturday, during which he kicked three penalties and two conversions. The No 10′s foot got stuck under a Waratahs player, and an awkward fall caused the fracture.

The Brumbies lead the Australian conference with 35 log points, but they will now be without two of their preferred flyhalves. Matt Toomua (anterior cruciate ligament) is sidelined after picking up his injury against the Sharks in March.