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Tahs hooker played Super 14 final with broken hand

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Waratahs hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau who has been ruled out of contention for the Wallabies’ first rugby Test of the season against Ireland in Melbourne on Saturday week has revealed that he played most of the Super 14 final with a broken hand.


The Waratahs front-rower has been diagnosed with a slight break in his right hand and is expected to be out of action for three to four weeks.


Tatafu Polota-Nau was hoping the break in his right hand suffered in last weekend’s Super 14 final would heal in time for him to play the third Test of the year against France on July 5 in Brisbane.


“I tried to battle through it. Super 14 finals don’t come around very often.” he said describing how he tried to stay on in the Super 14 final with a broken hand.


The Waratahs frontrower said he had been given more than ample time to rest the hand after initially injuring it in the final round game against the Reds.


He missed the Waratahs Semi-final against the Sharks but returned for the Super 14 final against the Crusaders.


“I think it was more the case of re-doing it in the Super 14 final,” Polota-Nau told AAP.


“I was probably just going through a tackle and pulled up second best.” he added.

 

Super14.com

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