Sitaleki Timani ruled out for Waratahs
February 28, 2013
Sitaleki Timani has failed to recover from a corked thigh he received in the match against Queensland Reds. © Getty Images
New South Wales Waratahs have announced this morning that Sitaleki Timani has been ruled out of Friday night's Super Rugby clash with Melbourne Rebels at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.
Timani suffered a corked thigh in the Waratahs' 25-17 loss to Queensland last weekend.
Wallabies giant Timani was originally named on the bench for the match against the Rebels, but coach Michael Cheika confirmed on he was now out.
"He just wasn't right and it's only early in the season so Greg Peterson will take his place on the bench," Cheika said.
Waratahs - revised line-up: Israel Folau, Tom Kingston, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Tom Carter, Drew Mitchell, Bernard Foley, Brendan McKibbin, Wycliff Palu, Michael Hooper, Dave Dennis (capt), Kane Douglas, Mitchell Chapman, Sekope Kepu, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Benn Robinson. Replacements: John Ulugia, Jeremy Tilse, Paddy Ryan, Greg Peterson, Lopeti Timani, Matt Lucas, Ben Volavola.
The latest Week in Pictures brings you a selection of the best snaps from around the rugby world with scantily clad ladies, O'Driscoll and snow all featuring
"If I miss the first kick of the match, it shouldn't have any impact on the second. They are different entities." Tom Hamilton talks to Northampton Saints' Stephen Myler
It's time for those running Welsh rugby to stop trying to prevent its players heading to France and to start planning a future without them, writes Martin Williamson
Paul Eddison explains how the French sold English clubs down the river and why their domestic game will go from strength to strength