HIGH INJURIES IN SOUTH AFRICA FOR WALLABIES TEAM. BOKS 31. WALLABIES 8
It was a rugged game of football for Robbie Deans Wallabies side against South Africa. The South African Springboks won the game 31-8 in Pretoria. It was the high injury rate for Australia that worried most fans of the sporting code.
Sydney Morning Herald reports, Australia’s Benn Robinson consoles Adam Ashley-Cooper as he is assisted from the field after being knocked unconcious preventing a try by Springboks fullback Zane Kircher.
Pretoria: Wallabies back Berrick Barnes has spent the night in hospital after suffering a punctured lung in their Rugby Championship loss to South Africa.
Barnes was initially cleared of a chest injury after the 31-8 loss and returned to the team hotel in Pretoria, but suffered discomfort during the night and was taken back to hospital.
He will remain behind in Johannesburg for the next few days with the team doctor while the side travels on to Rosario in Argentina for their next match.
Adam Ashley-Cooper, who was knocked out just before halftime at Loftus Versfeld, will fly home to Australia.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.9.12~