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Waratahs winger Turner easing back into rugby

Waratahs winger Turner winger Lachie Turner in action last year

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Article Published: Wednesday 27 June 2012|

Waratahs winger Turner winger Lachie Turner's rehabilitation back into rugby will take another step this week when he comes off the bench for Eastwood in the Shute Shield.

Turner was ruled out for six months in February when he tore the hamstring off the bone and needed surgery to repair the damage done in a pre-Super Rugby warm up match.

Like last week Turner will come off the bench for Eastwood but this week the Woodies' have a top of the table clash against Southern Districts so Turner is hopeful that he can make an impact.

"Hopefully I can get a bit more game time this weekend against Southern Districts," said the Waratah and Wallaby winger, who will be hoping to build on his first 35 minutes of action last weekend.

"They've got a very strong back three with Brackin (Karauria-Henry) in there, and as a top of the table clash, it will be good test against some quality opposition," said Turner, of the match that will feature as the ABC TV game of the day.

In last week's round, Eastwood fought off a valiant Sydney University in one of the best games of the season that saw both sides go back and fourth right until the final whistle.

Ultimately it was Turner's try off the bench, his first since coming back from injury, which saw the Woodies edge out the Students on the day.

"It was sloppy underfoot and a good test for the hamstring, which held up really well. It was a bit of a surprise being on at 13, but I've played a bit there, particularly at club level, so I was comfortable," said Turner.

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