There are a variety of injury concerns for all of the Six Nations teams leading into the second round. Italy will be particularly worried over inspirational skipper Sergio Parisse and their scrum-half Edoardo Gori has already been ruled out with a dislocated shoulder.
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Injury Concerns for Six Nations 2011 Round Two:
Wale’s Andy Powell injured his shoulder against England last week and has been ruled out of the Scotland test. Winger Morgan Stoddart is also in doubt …
Victor Vito (calf). Note: Kahn Fotuali’i has been stood down this week for breaching team recovery protocol.
Luke McAlister (quadricep).
Corey Flynn (ankle); Kade Poki (hamstring).
Nathan White (rib cartilage), Callum Bruce (ankle sprain), Richard Kahui (shoulder strain), likely to be out of rugby for between 2-3 weeks, Sona Taumalolo (shoulder strain), Sione Lauaki (bruised, infected arm), Stephen Donald (calf strain), Sitiveni Sivivatu (shoulder), Mike Delany (shoulder), Lelia Masaga (knee), Mils Muliaina (broken thumb), James McGougan (back strain).
Jason Macdonald (Achilles); Nasi Manu (knee); Michael Hobbs (bruised knee), Jamie Mackintosh (turf toe), Kendrick Lynn (groin); …
Jason Eaton (knee), out for the season
Luke McAlister (hamstring), Keven Mealamu (calf).
Corey Flynn (ankle), Kade Poki (hamstring).
Sitiveni Sivivatu (shoulder), Mils Muliaina (broken thumb), Stephen Donald (calf), Mike Delany (shoulder), Lelia Masaga (knee), Kevin O’Neill (Achilles).
Jason Macdonald (Achilles), Nasi Manu (knee), Michael Hobbs (bruised knee).…
Here is an update on the current injury list for New Zealand Super 14 teams. Where possible the expected recovery period has been included. A highly difficult period for the Chiefs on the injury front. At this late stage of the season, the other New Zealand teams are faring well. The Hurricanes, Crusaders and Highlanders only have one injury a piece, while the Blues have pivotal players Keven Mealamu and Luke McAllister on the sidelines.
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Most of their backline…
Sione Lauaki (arm); Stephen Donald (calf …
Following the last article, after undergoing an x-ray Mils Muliaina has been ruled out of the rest of the Super 14. He will undergo surgery today. Recovery is expected to take at least 6 weeks. His likely replacements at the back for the Chiefs include Mike Delany and Tim Nanai-Williams. Playing Delany would mean breaking the successful twin pivot experiment he had with Stephen Donald last week, although with an injury to Donald still to be confirmed Delany may be needed at first five anyway. Versatile backs Dwayne Sweeney and Sitiveni Sivivatu could also cover at fullback.
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