Matt Toomua injury to test Brumbies depth

The Brumbies squad depth will be tested over the coming month as two key players picked up injuries in the team’s 16-14 loss to the Blues in Auckland.

Brumbies fly half Matt Toomua is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines after suffering an ankle syndesmosis injury against the Blues.

Toomua’s injury is similar to one that that David Pocock suffered in Round one and he was able to return in four weeks.

If Toomua can recover in four weeks he would be able to tour with the Brumbies in South Africa.

Wallabies test prop Scott Sio suffered a knee medial ligament strain and had to be replaced at half time.

Sio is also looking at an extended time out with a prediction of between 6 and weeks out.

The Brumbies are likely to play Christian Lealiifano at first five-eighth against the Melbourne Rebels in Canberra on Saturday night and JP Smith is set to replace Sio.

There is also concern for utility back James Dargaville and he will have a scan on his foot to determine if he has broken a bone. This could rule him out for a similar time frame to Sio.

In other news Jesse Mogg trained at fullback on Monday but in non-contact field sessions.

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