ACT Brumbies survive Lausii Taliauli injury scare and beat Fiji at Brisbane 10s
Published: February 9 2018 - 7:34PM
ACT Brumbies winger Lausii Taliauli has been cleared of another major knee injury just two games into his comeback after being forced to leave the field at the Brisbane 10s.
Taliauli grabbed at his knee at the bottom of a ruck two minutes in the Brumbies' opener against Fiji, prompting fears he may have suffered another heartbreaking anterior cruciate ligament problem.
But Brumbies medical staff said Taliauli only suffered a cork and could play in the last round-robin game against the Wellington Hurricanes on Saturday.
Taliauli's early hiccup was the only problem for the Brumbies as they charged from behind to beat Fiji 17-12 at Suncorp Stadium.
Henry Speight scored a double while former Western Force winger Chance Peni scored his first try for the Brumbies, while 44-year-old wildcard Andrew Walker slotted a conversion.
"It was a good 10 minuets and I enjoyed it ... got a few of the cobwebs out. "It was a brutal game, all the Fijians want to do is crash and bash," Walker said.
The Brumbies' women's team also won their first game, with Shellie Millward, Kiahan Bell-Chambers and Michelle Perry scoring tries to beat the Melbourne Rebels 17-7.
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