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Injury woes for Brumbies after victory

INJURY SCARE: Brumbies Pat McCabe passes the ball against the Western Force. He was later forced off with a neck injury.
INJURY SCARE: Brumbies Pat McCabe passes the ball against the Western Force. He was later forced off with a neck injury. Theron Kirkman AAP

THE ACT Brumbies were sweating on scans yesterday to learn whether centre Pat McCabe would be ruled out of the 2014 Super Rugby season.

The 25-year-old was sent to hospital in Perth on Saturday night after injuring his neck in the first half against the Western Force.

McCabe was playing just his second game back since breaking his neck for the second time against the British and Irish Lions in June last year.

That followed a fracture he sustained against France on the Wallabies; Spring Tour in late 2012.

Brumbies captain David Pocock picked up a knee injury and is in doubt for Friday night's game against the Hurricanes in Wellington.

Meanwhile, Crusaders star Richie McCaw is set to miss up to eight weeks after fracturing his thumb in the 35-24 loss to the Blues in Auckland last Friday night.

ROUND 3 SCORES:

BLUES 35 (Halai, Li, Moala, Willison tries; Hickey 3 cons, 3 pens) bt CRUSADERS 24 (C Flynn, Slade, Crotty tries; Taylor 3 cons, pen) at Eden Park on Friday night

REBELS 35 (Mitchell, Woodward, Burgess, Hegarty, Higginbotham tries; Hegarty 2 cons, Roberts pen, drop goal) bt CHEETAHS 14 (Cook, Barnes tries; J Goosen 2 cons) at AAMI PARK on Friday night

CHIEFS 21 (Nanai-Williams, Messam, Ngatai tries; Cruden 3 cons) bt HIGHLANDERS 19 (Hardie try; Sopoaga con, 4 pens at Waikato Stadium on Saturday night

WARATAHS 32 (I Folau 2, P Betham, K Beale tries; B Foley 3 cons, 2 pens) bt REDS 5 (L Turner try) at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night

BRUMBIES 27 (Coleman, Fardy, Mogg tries; White 3 cons 2 pens) bt WESTERN FORCE 14 (Hayward, McCalman tries; Ebersohn 2 cons) at nib Stadium on Saturday night.

STORMERS 19 (Fourie try; Catrakilis con, 4 pens) bt HURRICANES 18 (Savea, Jane tries; Barrett con, 2 pens) at Newlands Stadium on Saturday night

BULLS 25 (Serfontein try; Potgieter con, 5 pens, field goal) bt LIONS 17 (Watermeyer, Wepener tries; Boshoff 2 cons, pen) at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday night

Topics:  act brumbies injury super rugby


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