Waratahs boosted by injury news
June 6, 2011
Wallabies prop Benn Robinson is set to boost the Waratahs © Getty Images
The Waratahs have received a boost prior to Saturday's must-win tie against the Highlanders with the news that four key players may be fit to start.
Wallabies Test prop Benn Robinson and fellow international Lachie Turner have had MRI scans and despite Waratahs coach Chris Hickey's concerns, both are in with a shout of facing the Dunedin based franchise.
Captain Phil Waugh and Test No.8 Wycliff Palu are also set to return after they sat out the two-game South African tour.
The news is a welcome boost for Hickey as the original prognosis suggested both Robinson and Turner could be out for a lengthy period.
''Lachie is a possibility to play this week, but we won't know until Friday," Turner told The Sydney Morning Herald. "He will have a very modified training week, and we will see how he pulls up. Benn will be like Lachie Turner. He will not be able to do much at the start of the week, but he is a possibility. He may not even run until Friday.
"So there are a couple of rays of sunshine, which is good. If these players come through, it will be the best news we've had for a long time. 'Considering what I was originally expecting, I was much happier after I read all the medical reports today."
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