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by Katarina Slavich

(image credit Canberra Times)

A blow for the Brumbies, with winger Joe Tomane ruled out of action for the rest of the Super Rugby season, after fracturing his tibia in his lower leg.


Tomane was playing club rugby on Saturday, in his comeback match following a knee injury he suffered back in round nine, when a low tackle caught him just below his injured knee.


He didn't damage his previously injured medial ligament in his knee, but is expected to be out of all rugby action for up to eight weeks with this break.


Tomane said he is devastated to be leaving the Brumbies like this, before he heads over to France to play with Montpellier next season.


"Unfortunately these things happen in Rugby and I won't get to farewell everyone the way I would've liked, but that's how it goes sometimes," he said.


"I still believe this team has what it takes to win the title this year, and I'll be doing everything I can to help out the players, in whatever way I can."


Tomane played five seasons with the Brumbies and scored 25 tries from his 68 career matches. He also represented the Wallabies 17 times.

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