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Tuesday’s Rugby Information appears at Hodge’s Knee, large wraps on Thorn, and move it to Jordy.


10 Weeks For Reece Hodge’s Knee.

Reece Hodge beats a sort out

Melbourne Rebels Mr Repair it Reece Hodge will miss the remainder of Tremendous rugby this 12 months with an MCL damage, however could also be out there for the French take a look at collection.

Hodge broken his knee in a collision with Western Pressure participant Tim Anstee whereas making an attempt a final ditch discipline purpose that might have received the sport for the Rebels.

Melbourne Rebels might swap one Wallaby star for one more with Dane Haylett-Petty an opportunity to interchange Hodge.

Haylett-Petty hasn’t performed this season after battling ongoing signs from a head knock sustained in final 12 months’s Sydney Bledisloe Cup conflict in late October.

There have been fears it may power the 31-year-old fullback into retirement.

Nevertheless the Rebels have been buoyed by information that Haylett-Petty could also be out there for Sunday afternoon’s essential Tremendous Rugby AU conflict with the Brumbies at AAMI Park.

Melbourne coach Dave Wessels stated his captain can be examined at coaching on Tuesday, with their final spherical match towards the Waratahs another choice.

“Dane is an opportunity, which might be nice for us,” Wessels advised AAP.

“He’s very eager to play; emotionally additionally he desires to be a part of it now, he is aware of it’s his time to step ahead.”


Suliasi Vunivalu says Good Issues About His Coach.

Suliasi Vunivalu takes a kick

Suliasi Vunivalu has in contrast New coach Brad Thorn to legendary League coach Craig Bellamy.

“Thorny is just about like Craig, fairly old style, successful tradition and stuff like that,” stated Vunivalu, with the Reds’ coach recognized to get within the health club and pack down in scrums together with his males.

“It’s simply onerous work to get into the crew (Reds), which is fairly good.”

Thorn has but to win a Tremendous Rugby title as a coach, however as a participant he received every thing as a twin worldwide.

And although McKay is taken into account the brains behind the Reds’ beautiful play, Thorn, who performed beneath Bellamy on the Broncos, has turned the tradition round on the Tremendous Rugby franchise and their never-say-die angle on the sector is simply how the previous All Black and Maroons ahead performed.

The 2-time premiership winner with the Melbourne Storm injured his hamstring towards the Waratahs final month, however is hoping to be match for the Reds’ last match of the common season towards the Pressure in Perth.

Though he’s proven what he can do with the ball in his restricted time on the sector thus far, his immediate return is important as a result of he’s nonetheless but to readjust to the foundations.

“I’m getting higher each week,” he stated.

“The extra video games I play, the higher I study.

“He’s (McKay) been pushing me to come back and see him after coaching and stuff like that

“He’s quick tracked me again into the sport which is nice. I’m nonetheless going into his workplace each day to study all of the performs.”

 Thorny Like Jordy.

The discussions have been going round in circles for months. He’s a winger, no a centre, individuals wish to see him at fullback. Brad Thorn put all of it to relaxation when requested on Saturday night time.

“There was a transfer within the All Blacks: move the ball to Jonah as a result of he’s good,” the 56-Take a look at New Zealand lock stated.

“That’s transfer … and I simply suppose he’s (Petaia) a type of particular guys, they’re simply good.

“He’s performed for Australia at 13, and he’s finished very nicely for us there and finished very nicely on the wing and I reckon he’d do very nicely on the again (No.15) as nicely.”

The 21-year-old has been shifted from the centres to wing for the final two Reds victories, starring in Saturday night time’s 24-22 win towards the Brumbies.

He was protected underneath the excessive ball, intimidating in defence and soared excessive to catch a bomb and rating the sport’s last attempt.

“Isn’t it nice to see him develop his recreation together with his kicking? It hasn’t come by probability, it’s come by onerous work and dealing with good individuals,” Thorn stated.

“Jordy, you give him the ball, in case you give cheap footy to him, he can beat defenders and in case you put a kick up, there’s probability he’ll come down with it.”

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