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Casualty Ward Super Rugby Pacific Rd 14

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Returned in Rd 14:

Ned Hanigan (Waratahs) – Made his first appearance for the Tahs after missing last week.
Geoff Cridge (Waratahs) – Missed rd 13 with an minor injury.
Michael Hooper (Waratahs) – Recovered from his rd 11 concussion.
Jeremy Williams (Waratahs) – Back from a bad hamstring tear via the bench.
Matt To’omua (Rebels)– Back from a rd 9 concussion.
Harry Wilson (Reds) – Back from a rd 12 concussion.
Fraser McReight (Reds) – Missed last week with the flu.
Richie Asiata (Reds) – Missed last week with the flu.
Noah Lolesio (Brumbies) – Back after missing rd 13.
Toni Pulu (Force) – Back from tearing his hamstring in rd 11.

Denny Solomona (Highlanders) – Back from a rd 9 hamstring tear.
Rory van Vugt (Highlanders) – Recovered from a fractured wrist in the trial of three halves on the 12th Feb.
Liam Coltman (Highlanders) – Injured his ankle while playing the Reds in rd 12. Has been on light duties in training this week and won’t play rd 13. Source.
Ruben Love (Hurricanes) – Finally made hsi comeback from a groin injury.
Pouri Rakete-Stones (Hurricanes) – Pulled pregame rd 11.
Peter Umaga-Jensen (Hurricanes) – Back after missing rd 12.
Oli Jager (Crusaders) – Back after missing rd 11 and 12 with COVID.
Zach Gallagher (Crusaders) – Back after missing rd 11 and 12 with COVID.
Mitch Drummond (Crusaders) – Back after missing rd 11 and 12 with COVID.
Dom Gardner (Crusaders) – Back after missing rd 11 and 12 with COVID.

Likely back this week (Rd 15):

Ollie Callan (Force) – Suffered a concussion in rd 13 so could be back.
Bayley Kuenzle (Force) – Suffered a concussion in rd 13 so could be back.
Brynard Stander (Force) – Suffered a concussion in rd 13 so could be back.
Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta (Drua) – Copped an elbow to the head in rd 13. Could be back from his concussion this week.
Hunter Paisami (Reds) – Missed rd 14 after reaggravating his shoulder in rd 13.
Liam Wright (Reds) – Expected back after having syndesmosis surgery in rd 7. Source.
Jed Holloway (Waratahs) – Was rested in rd 14, expected to play this week. Source.
Apisalome Vota (Drua) – Back training this week so should be available. Along with Habosi and Taliga. Source.
Frank Lomani (Drua) – Back training this week so should be available. Along with Habosi and Taliga. Source.

Brodie Retallick (Chiefs) – Came off with a fractured thumb in rd 6. Was expected to play last week but we assume he missed the game with COVID. Expected to play this week. Source.
Laghlan Mcwhannell (Chiefs) – Came off with a concussion in rd 7 so may be available this week. All players that don’t have season ending injuries could be available this week, so we assume this includes him. Source.
Sione Mafileo (Chiefs) – Expected to be back via this week after being pulled late rd 7 with a sore back. All players that don’t have season ending injuries could be available this week, so we assume this includes him. Source.
Shooter Stevenson (Chiefs) – Injured his right knee as he twisted in a tackle in rd 9. Was seen with a brace on later during the game. Expected to be out for 2-3 weeks. Source.
Josh Ioane (Chiefs) – Listed as unavailable in rd 14 in a group we assume have COVID. Source.
Etene Nanai-Seturo (Chiefs) – Listed as unavailable in rd 14 in a group we assume have COVID. Source.
Ollie Norris (Chiefs) – Listed as unavailable in rd 14 in a group we assume have COVID. Source.
Atu Moli (Chiefs) – Listed as unavailable in rd 14 in a group we assume have COVID. Source.
George Bower (Crusaders) Was rested as part of the All Blacks’ rotation policy in rd 14. Source.
Brodie McAlister (Crusaders) – Returned from his rd 6 calf injury.
Akira Ioane (Blues) – Missed rd 14 after experiencing pain in the foot that kept him out of the bulk of the season. Source.
Ethan De Groot (Highlanders) – Missed rd 14 after taking a shot on the shoulder in rd 13. Source.
Mitch Hunt (Highlanders) – Missed rd 14 with a concussion. Going through the return to play protocols so isn’t a guarantee to play yet. Source.
Shannon Frizell (Highlanders) – Tore his MCL in rd 8. Apparently he is aiming to play rd 15 if all goes well. Source.
Bryn Evans (Highlanders) – Should be back after been rested last week. Source.
Jermaine Ainsley, Fetuli Paea and Thomas Umaga-Jensen (Highlanders) – All expected to return from illness. Source.
Alamanda Motuga (Moana)– Fractured his cheek in rd 11. Back starting this week.
Levi Aumua (Moana) – Playing his first game in weeks, we aren’t sure in if he was injured.
Brayden Iose (Hurricanes) – Missing since rd 10. Back starting this week.

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New Injuries (Rd 14):

James O’Connor (Reds) – Has a low-grade hamstring injury. Expected to miss 4 weeks. He is an outside chance of playing in the semi-final if they make it that far. Source.
Josh Flook (Reds) – Dislocated his left shoulder in rd 14, going for surgery later this week. Source.
Reece Hodge (Rebels) – Left the field with injury within 10 minutes with a leg injury. From the video we think it might have been a bad cork. Source.
Archer Holz (Waratahs) – Pulled pregame. We don’t know why yet.
Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco (Waratahs) – Copped a knock at training and missed the game. Should be back in rd 15. Source.
Dave Porecki (Waratahs) – Has a neck injury and may miss rd 15. Source.
Lalakai Foketi (Waratahs) – Has a hamstring injury and is in doubt for rd 15. Source.
Langi Gleeson (Waratahs) – Has a knee injury and is in doubt for rd 15. Source.
Luke Reimer (Brumbies) – Came off after 26minutes with an MCL (knee) injury. Source.
Vinaya Habosi (Drua) – Pulled pregame due to a stomach bug. Expected ro play rd 15. Source.
Kitione Taliga (Drua) – Pulled pregame due to a stomach bug. Expected ro play rd 15. Source.

Salesi Rayasi (Hurricanes) – Pulled pregame due to non-Covid-19 related illness. Source.
Dane Coles (Hurricanes) – Pulled pregame due to non-Covid-19 related illness. Source.
Asafo Aumua (Hurricanes) – Pulled pregame due to non-Covid-19 related illness. Source.
Wes Goosen (Hurricanes) – Pulled pregame due to non-Covid-19 related illness. Source.
Jamie Booth (Hurricanes) – Pulled pregame due to non-Covid-19 related illness. Source.
Josh Lord (Chiefs) – Twisted his knee in training before rd 14. He is expected to only return for finals. Source.
Sam Cane (Chiefs) – Came off with a knee injury, apparently it isn’t expected to be too bad. Source.
Kaylum Boshier (Chiefs) – Was a late out for the Force game through non-Covid-related illness. Source.
Marino Mikaele-tu’u (Highlanders) – Was dropped to the bench after struggling with the flu throughout the week.
Thomas Umaga-Jensen (Highlanders) – Missed the game through illness. Source.
Jermaine Ainsley (Highlanders) – Missed the game through illness. Source.
Fetuli Paea (Highlanders) – Missed the game through illness. Source.
Sam Gilbert (Highlanders) – Copped a red card after a bad tip tackle on Michael Hooper. Has been given a 5 week ban which will rule him out of the remainder of the season. Source.
Caleb Clarke (Blues) – Tore his hamstring against the Brumbies. Expected to miss 4 weeks which is the season, but they believe he could potential play a semi or grand final. Source.
Tanielu Tele’a (Blues) – Has apparently ruptured his ACL and will be out for the season. Source.
Tomasi Alosio (Moana) – Pulled late pregame for the Tuesday night match against the Force. Source.
Richie Mo’unga (Crusaders) – Misses his second straight week with a finger injury in rd 15. Source.

Ongoing Injury List:

AUSTRALIA

Western Force
Kane Koteka – Foot Lisfranc injury and surgery. Injured vs Blues in Round 11. Source.
Issak Fines-Leleiwasa – Foot Lisfranc injury. Injured vs Crusaders in Round 12. Source.
Brynard Stander – Orbit (eyesocket) fracture vs Highlanders in Round 13. Source.
Ollie Callan – Kidney bruise vs Highlanders in Round 13
Bayley Kuenzle – HIA protocol following injury sustained vs Highlanders in Round 13. Source.

Brumbies
Chris Feauai-Sautia – Suffered a hamstring injury at training on Wednesday before rd 5. Source.
Jesse Mogg – Suffered a knee injury in rd 7 (we suspect a PCL injury given he jumped and landed on the point of his knee). Apparently out for at least 6 weeks so could return for rd 14. Source.
Rob Valetini – Injured his hamstrnig in rd 13. Expected back from the quarter fnial. Source.

Reds
Alex Mafi – Had two bones in his neck fused after rd 3. Expected to be out for 12 weeks. We think it could end his season. Source.
Isaac Henry – As of rd 9 he has a hamstring injury. Only a slight chance of returning for a possible final. Source.
Zane Nonggorr – Injured his knee before rd 9 and will be out for 6+ weeks. Source.

Rebels
Josh Kemeny – Expected to miss the majority of the season coming back from an ACL injury. Source
Joe Pincus – Has a groin injury. Return date is still TBC. Source.
Ross Haylett-Petty – Suffering with concussion, hopefully back in rd 8 but like Ioane it is getting harder to know where he is at. Source.
Jeral Skelton – We now know he has been recovering from an ACL injury and was aiming for rd 8. Source.
Ray Nu’u – Banned for 4 weeks for a high shot on Christian Leali’ifano in rd 11, only his first game back from another red card ban. Source.
Trevor Hosea – Fractured his foot before the season. Was aiming to return in Rd 12-13. Source.

Waratahs
Lachie Swinton – Hurt his shoulder late in the drought-breaking win over the Drua. His return date is still undecided as he recovers from a nerve injury, but he isn’t expected to return any time soon as of rd 8. Source.
Harry Johnson-Holmes – Came off with a knee injury in rd 11 and will be racing against the clock to play Super Rugby again this year. Source.
Izaia Perese – Came off with a nasty looking MCL injury to his knee in rd 13. The scans are apparently not as bad as first feared, he could be available for a quarter-final in best case. Source.

NEW ZEALAND
Highlanders
Solomon Alaimalo – Tony Brown said he was again unavailable due to personal reasons. There is no timeframe on his return. Source.
Manaaki Selby-Rickit – Tore his MCL (knee) in rd 8. Looks like he will only be fit for a semi-final. Source.

Chiefs
Simon Parker – Out with a niggly injury that could have him out long term as of rd 7. Source.
Gideon Wrampling – Picked up an injury in the NPC and had surgery. Could be back in rd 9 or 10. Source.

Hurricanes
Pepesana Patafilo – Listed as unavailable for rd 10. That means the earliest he could play is rd 12 after their Aus tour. Source.
Devan Flanders – Injured his knee in the first 20 minutes between rd 8 and 9. Source.
Reed Prinsep – Pulled pre-game with an injury in rd 10. Source.

Crusaders
Quinten Strange – Went down badly with what looked like a big calf tear in rd 8. Should be out for up to 8 weeks. Source.
Hamish Dalzell – Red Carded for a high shot on Hooper in rd 11. Banned for 3 weeks but it could be reduced to 2 weeks. Source.
Sione Havili Talitui – Came off the field early with a hamstring injury in rd 11 and is waiting for scans. Source.
Codie Taylor – Ruled out for the last two round games due to a rib injury that had him replaced at half time in rd 13. Source.

Blues
Josh Goodhue – Will be out for several weeks with a broken thumb in rd 9. Source.
Rieko Ioane – Came off early in the match with a hamstring injury. Expected to miss the final 2 regular season matches. Source.

PACIFIKA TEAMS

Fiji Drua
Alivereti Veitokani – Is recovering from a major knee injury and wasn’t expected to play this year. He has now been added back into the squad so we assume he is nearing a return. Source.
Simione Kuruvoli – Sprained the inside of his left ankle in an awkward tackle in rd 11. Tried to play on but only lasted 5 minutes.
Sorovakatini Tuifagalele – Came off due to injury in rd 11 after 31 minutes and was later seen icing his knee on the sideline.

Moana Pasifika
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Gone for the season:

Joey Walton (Waratahs) – Has done his second ACL in only his second session back for the Waratahs back in October 21. Will miss the entire SR Pacifika season. Source.
Will Harrison (Waratahs) – Came off with an ACL and MCL tear as well as damaging something around his knee cap in rd 10. He will have surgery in roughly a month and will likely return to play 9-12 months after that. Source.
Josh Nasser (Reds) – Injured his pec in rd 7 and will be out for the season. Source.
Taniela Tupou (Reds) – Expected to miss the remainder of the season with a calf injury suffered in rd 11. Source.
Albert Anae (Reds) – Had surgery on a ruptured tricep after rd 13. Source.
Kane Koteka (Force) – Rule out for the season with a foot injury in rd 11. Source.

Dillon Hunt (Blues) – Forced into early retirement due to Concussion. Source.
Harry Plummer (Blues) – Has already had surgery n his shoulder and will miss the rest of the year. Source.
Patelesio Tomkinson (Highlanders) – will miss the entirety of the inaugural Super Rugby Pacific season after injuring his foot while playing for Otago. Vereniki Tikoisolomone has been called up as his replacement. Source.
Pari Pari Parkinson (Highlanders) – Suffered a “multi-ligament knee injury” in November 2021 (this will be ACL plus others). He won’t be back for roughly twelve months. Source.
Jona Nareki (Highlanders) – Ruptured his ACL last August. As of Rd 10 he said he was a month off returning to club rugby. Source.
Gareth Evans (Highlanders) – Ruptured his pec in rd 10. Will have surgery and miss the rest of the year. Source.
Anton Lienert-Brown (Chiefs) – Came off with a shoulder injury in rd 8. Had surgery and will be out for 6 months. Source.
Nathan Harris (Chiefs) – Has had to retire due to chronic ankle pain. Source.
Reuben O’Neill (Chiefs) – Out for the year. Thank you to Tom Vinicombe for the inside scoop.
Fraser Armstrong (Hurricanes) – Retired due to injury. Source.
Dominic Bird (Hurricanes) – His shoulder surgery is now expected to take him until late July. Source.
Mitch Dunshea (Crusaders) – Tore his MCL and had surgery on it on Tuesday the 29th of March. He will be gone for the season. Source.
Joe Moody (Crusaders) – Ruptured his ACL in rd 9. Will be gone for the season. Source.

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Written by your local rugby nerd Harrison Dale.