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Lealiifano named in Brumbies leadership group

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Chris Wilson

Christian Lealiifano.

Christian Lealiifano. Photo: Mark Nolan

The ACT Brumbies have shown complete faith in Christian Lealiifano's recovery from a badly broken ankle, appointing the 25-year-old playmaker as one of three vice-captains for the 2013 Super Rugby season.

Lealiifano will join Australian Wallabies representatives David Pocock and Stephen Moore as deputies to Brumbies skipper Ben Mowen, who has retained the Brumbies captaincy.

There was little surprise about the appointments of Pocock and Moore, given Pocock has been Australian Wallabies skipper and Moore is Australia's most capped hooker.

But Lealiifano has been chosen in the leadership group ahead of Wallabies centre Pat McCabe, who is coming back from a serious neck injury.

Lealiifano was the standout player for the Brumbies in 2012 before breaking his ankle in the Brumbies' round 11 win over the NSW Waratahs in May.

It was a cruel blow for Lealiifano, who had catapulted himself into the box seat for a Wallabies debut.

Lealiifano also used the injury time to have a shoulder reconstruction, but is confident of being fit for the Brumbies trial matches and the season-opener, against the Queensland Reds on February 16.

5 comments so far

  • Nice, looking forward to seeing him back in action for the brumbies and hopefully the wallabies.

    Commenter
    ikris82
    Location
    melbourne
    Date and time
    January 10, 2013, 12:26PM
    • Welcome back Christian and all the best for the season.

      Commenter
      JS
      Location
      Qld
      Date and time
      January 10, 2013, 12:32PM
      • Well done Christian! Wishing you and the team all the best for the season.

        Commenter
        Crockycrocky
        Date and time
        January 10, 2013, 4:05PM
        • Good to see Christian back, BUT hopefully these season ending injuries won't haunt the AUS teams again this year ! I still however prefer an in form Quade for the Wallabies 10 and Christian as back-up....both of them must however become 90% place kickers this year.

          Commenter
          Rouaan
          Location
          Cape Town
          Date and time
          January 10, 2013, 7:26PM
          • This year might be his year! He will shine at 10 for the Brumbies and hopefully for the Wallabies.

            Commenter
            Jussy
            Location
            Sydney
            Date and time
            January 11, 2013, 9:28AM

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