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Dan Palmer out for Super Rugby season
June 21, 2013
The Brumbies' Dan Palmer poses during a Wallabies portrait session,  Crowne Plaza, Coogee, Sydney, May 30, 2012
Dan Palmer had been in contention to play for Australia against the Lions © Getty Images
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The Brumbies' Super Rugby championship hopes have taken a blow with news that prop Dan Palmer will miss the rest of the season.

Palmer, regarded as one of the best tight-head scrummagers in Australia, has undergone foot surgery to correct an ongoing problem. The surgery effectively ends the one-game Wallabies prop's immediate career with the Brumbies as he has signed a contract to play for French club Grenoble from the end of the year.

The Brumbies, who are leading the Sruper Rugby standings and are virtually assured of a berth in the play-offs, now, however, see their rostered prop stocks slip to a dangerously low leavle ahead of their next Super Rugby fixture against Western Force on July 13, with just rookie Ruan Smith and Wallabies squad duo Ben Alexander and Scott Sio fit.

Australia
Pos Team P W D L Bye F A PD TF TA TBP LBP Pts
1 Brumbies 15 10 2 3 2 415 274 +141 41 28 5 2 59
2 Reds 15 9 2 4 2 307 284 +23 30 21 4 2 54
3 Waratahs 15 8 0 7 2 399 357 +42 43 33 1 3 44
4 Melbourne Rebels 15 4 0 11 2 344 478 -134 38 61 3 5 32
5 Force 15 3 1 11 2 246 351 -105 23 32 0 5 27


New Zealand
Pos Team P W D L Bye F A PD TF TA TBP LBP Pts
1 Chiefs 13 10 0 3 2 383 283 +100 40 29 6 2 56
2 Crusaders 13 8 0 5 2 338 263 +75 32 24 3 3 46
3 Blues 13 6 0 7 2 298 282 +16 35 26 6 5 43
4 Hurricanes 13 6 0 7 2 303 349 -46 30 36 3 4 39
5 Highlanders 13 2 0 11 2 276 374 -98 28 40 2 4 22


South African
Pos Team P W D L Bye F A PD TF TA TBP LBP Pts
1 Bulls 13 10 0 3 2 367 263 +104 32 27 4 2 54
2 Cheetahs 14 9 0 5 1 345 317 +28 35 28 2 4 46
3 Sharks 13 6 0 7 2 285 252 +33 25 24 2 4 38
4 Stormers 13 6 0 7 2 264 264 0 22 17 1 5 38
5 Southern Kings 13 3 1 9 2 255 434 -179 23 51 2 0 24

Full Super Rugby 2013 table >>

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