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Brumbies lose Toomua for Waratahs match

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The Brumbies have suffered another injury blow as star fly half Matt Toomua has been ruled out of their must-win Super Rugby match against the Waratahs with a groin injury.

Toomua had scans on his groin after he injured it playing for the Wallabies in the third test against France in Sydney on Saturday.

The Brumbies had already been hit by injury for this clash with Wallabies Stephen Moore, Joe Tomane, Sam Carter, Pat McCabe and David Pocock on the sidelines.

The growing injury toll is a major concern for the Brumbies who are in fourth place and need to beat the Waratahs in order to stand a chance of winning the Australian conference.

A victory for either side is worth double points effectively as it prevents the losing team from gaining points while adding to the winners points.

The Brumbies are now expected to field Christian Lealiifano in Toomua’s place just as they did in 2012 when Toomua suffered a season ending injury.

The Canberra based Super Rugby franchise have a bye next week and Toomua is expected to be back for their final regular season round match against the Western Force.

If the Brumbies move Lealiifano in from 12 to 10 Andrew Smith will most likely come in at 12 while Jesse Mogg could come in for McCabe at fullback.

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