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Weeks, Tomane to miss Rugby Championships start

August 10, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Prop Paddy Ryan and winger Tom English have been added to Australia’s Rugby Championships squad as cover for Laurie Weeks and Joe Tomane, who are sidelined for three weeks with hamstring injuries.

Weeks and Tomane are expected to miss Saturday’s match against New Zealand in Sydney and the return match in Auckland a week later.

Coach Ewen McKenzie said the injuries were minor but the Wallabies will “continue to take a pragmatic approach and give guys with issues the chance to focus solely on their rehab before re-joining the squad. We don’t expect them to miss more than a couple of weeks.”

Weeks aggravated an existing injury in training on Friday while Tomane’s new injury has opened a place for the uncapped English.

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