Mortlock and Giteau in doubt for Hurricanes



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CA Brumbies centre combination Stirling Mortlock and Matt Giteau have been rated only a 50% chance of taking the field in a vital Tooheys New Super 14 clash with the Hurricanes at Canberra Stadium on Saturday night.

The Brumbies are in danger of having three Wallaby representatives on the sidelines for the match against the third-placed Hurricanes, after flyhalf Stephen Larkham was earlier ruled out for between four and six weeks with a torn hamstring.

CA Brumbies head coach Laurie Fisher said there is a strong likelihood that he will be missing his three backline stars from Saturday night’s match.

“At the moment both Stirlo and Gitty (Giteau) are fifty-fifty at best,” said Fisher.

“Matt suffered another knock to his injured knee late in the second half while Stirling has had a scan today on his shoulder,” he said.

Fisher said that he was still awaiting results on an x-ray to his captain’s shoulder this afternoon.

“We won’t get the results of the x-ray until tomorrow (Wednesday) so I can’t give any medical advice, I can only go off what Stirling is saying and that is that he’s still pretty sore around the AC joint.”

The Brumbies have a training free day tomorrow before picking up preparations for Saturday night’s crucial match on Thursday morning.

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