Quick links: Rugby Video | Six Nations Rugby | Premiership Rugby | LV= Cup | Rugby Championship | Heineken Cup Rugby | Pro 12 Rugby | Super Rugby | Currie Cup Rugby | Rugby World Cup
 
 
 

Highlanders suffer Ellison Super Rugby blow


Highlanders midfielder Tamati Ellison will be out of action until the play offs

Email Article | | Print Article | Click here for a free $150 Bet

Article Published: Thursday 10 January 2013


All Black and Highlanders midfielder Tamati Ellison will miss most of the 2013 Super Rugby season as he is still recovering from shoulder surgery in the off-season.

Twenty-nine-year-old Ellison injured his shoulder playing for Otago in the NPC last year but still went on the All Blacks end of year tour.

After returning from the All Blacks tour he had a scan on the shoulder which revealed a dislocation and a break at the top of the shoulder bone so he had surgery.

The loss of Ellison will be a major blow for the Highlanders but if they make the play-offs he could come in for consideration.

The Highlanders are one of the early favourites for the 2013 Super Rugby title as they have made a number of new key signings.

The Highlanders have a number of options in the midfield including All Black midfielder Ma'a Nonu as well as Shaun Treeby, Phil Burleigh and Jason Emery in the squad.

Meanwhile Fairfax have reported that Rookie winger Declan O'Donnell will also miss most of the season with a shoulder injury and the Highlanders are likely to look for a replacement.

 
 
Heineken Cup Rugby News
European Rugby Champions Cup draw revealed
Reigning Aviva Premiership champions, and European Challenge Cup holders, Northampton Saints, have been drawn in Pool 5 of the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup following the pool draws for EPCR's new tournaments which took place in Neuchatel, Switzerland.
Read more on this Rugby news article

Other recent news
European Rugby & Challenge Cup Draw reaction
Habana apologises for Heineken Cup final dive
Armitage wins European Player of the Year

More Heineken Cup Rugby News

Aviva Premiership
Former All Black Weepu to join London Welsh
2011 Rugby World Cup winning All Black scrumhalf Piri Weepu has agreed to join English Premiership Rugby club London Welsh at the end of the Super Rugby season.
Read more on this Rugby news article

Other recent news
Hargreaves to captain Premiership club Saracens
London Welsh sign Argentina Prop Henn
Saints to open new season against Gloucester

More Aviva Premiership News

Anglo Welsh Cup News
Exeter Chiefs beat Saints to win LV Cup
Exeter Chiefs won their first major trophy in their 143 year histrory when they beat Northampton Saints 15-8 in the Anglo Welsh LV= Cup at Sandy Park on Sunday.
Read more on this Rugby news article

Other recent news
Exeter vs Northampton LV= Cup final preview
Exeter book LV Cup final against Northampton
Northampton Saints book LV Cup final place

More Anglo Welsh Cup News

Six Nations Rugby
Under fire Johnson gets backing from bosses
Scottish Rugby Union chief executive Mark Dodson has denied claims that Scott Johnson has been rewarded for failure after Scotland's miserable 2014 Six Nations campaign.
Read more on this Rugby news article

Other recent news
England's Brown wins Six Nations best player
Scotland fullback Hogg gets three week ban
Warburton to be out of action for 'several months'

More Six Nations Rugby News

 
Rugby Week Sponsor
 
 
Latest Rugby video