Tomane suffers 'significant damage'
Cape Town - The Brumbies are sweating over the fitness of
wing Joe Tomane after he suffered a knee injury late on in their Super Rugby fixture
against the Crusaders.
Tomane, who has been in solid form in Super Rugby this
season, was looking set to don the Wallaby jersey in June's series against
But the injury sustained in Canberra on Sunday has both
franchise and country worried, with head coach Stephen Larkham revealing the
"It's not looking likely (that Tomane will play this
weekend)," Larkham told reporters ahead of this weekend's fixture with the
"He's off for another scan right now.
"The physios and the doctors had a look at the time and
it looks like there’s some significant damage there to his knee.
"It could be up to that long (six to ten weeks), but
again the scans will give us some more information there."
In other injury news from the Brumbies squad, hooker Stephen
Moore is a doubt with a calf injury but back-row David Pocock will return from
his recent suspension for Saturday's game as Larkham's men head to Dunedin.