Achilles tendon rupture for Australian prop Taniela Tupou

This fall tour is doing damage. While waiting for the last matches this weekend, including Australia – Wales (and England – South Africa), the Australians have suffered a serious injury with the announcement by coach Dave Rennie of a ruptured tendon. of Achilles for the pillar Taniela Tupou (26) during the narrow defeat in Ireland last Saturday.

“The recovery time is over seven months so it is unlikely he will be back in time for Super Rugby but he will be back in time for international matches”Rennie told reporters in Cardiff ahead of the Wallabies’ season-ending Test against Wales.

This is the fourth Achilles tendon injury this (after Quade Cooper, prop Harry Johnson-Holmes and Rob Leota) for the Wallabies to look into the matter, chance being rarely to blame in such cases, the Rugby Australia boss Andy Marinos, saying the situation was “alarming”. “Some are bad luck and some may be related to what we do in our programRennie continued. We have to adjust. »

Australia finds itself with only 25 players selectable for the meeting against the Welsh this Saturday.

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