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Saffy to get doctor's ruling

Injured ... Melbourne Rebels breakaway Jarrod Saffy.

Injured ... Melbourne Rebels breakaway Jarrod Saffy. Photo: Melanie Russell

MELBOURNE REBELS breakaway Jarrod Saffy will today find out whether he can continue his career after more than three months sidelined with a bulging disc in the neck.

Saffy had scans yesterday and has an appointment with his neurosurgeon this morning in which he is expecting to be told whether the disc had sufficiently repaired itself during the enforced lay-off or if he requires surgery.

The 27-year-old was injured when he was accidentally struck on the back of the neck during a training drill by an arm guard worn by teammate Adam Byrnes in April.

Saffy played for the Rebels a couple of days later against NSW in round 9 but was replaced and has not played again, and had feared the injury could threaten his career. He has been back doing weights sessions and running in recent weeks.

Meanwhile, the return of Wallabies winger Joe Tomane and No. 8 Fotu Auelua have buoyed the Brumbies ahead of their crucial Super Rugby clash against the lowly ranked Blues at Canberra Stadium tomorrow.

The Australian conference leaders are within sight of qualifying for their first finals campaign since 2004 and need just a bonus point to put their berth out of question ahead of the second-placed Queensland Reds.

Tomane slots back to his regular spot on the wing, moving Jesse Mogg to fullback and Robbie Coleman to the bench.

â– Western Force veteran Nathan Sharpe is set to play his retirement game tomorrow against the Crusaders after recovering from a slipped disc that left him bed-ridden last week.

Rugby Internationals 2014

Round 1
Sat, 07 JunTimes shown AEST
SAM 18 vs TGA 18 Report Stats
FJI 25 vs ITA 14 Report Stats
NZL 20 vs ENG 15 Report Stats
AUS 50 vs FRA 23 Report Stats
Sun, 08 JunTimes shown AEST
RSA 47 vs WXV 13 Report Stats
ARG 17 vs IRE 29 Report Stats
USA 6 vs SCO 24 Report Stats
CAN 25 vs JPN 34 Report Stats
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Round 2
Sat, 14 JunTimes shown AEST
SAM 15 vs ITA Report Stats
FJI 45 vs TGA 17 Report Stats
NZL 28 vs ENG 27 Report Stats
AUS 6 vs FRA Report Stats
Sun, 15 JunTimes shown AEST
RSA 38 vs WAL 16 Report Stats
CAN 17 vs SCO 19 Report Stats
ARG 17 vs IRE 23 Report Stats
USA 29 vs JPN 37 Report Stats
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Round 3
Sat, 21 JunTimes shown AEST
ARG 19 vs SCO 21 Report Stats
FJI 13 vs SAM 18 Report Stats
JPN 26 vs ITA 23 Report Stats
AUS 39 vs FRA 13 Stats
NZL 36 vs ENG 13 Report Stats
Sun, 22 JunTimes shown AEST
RSA 31 vs WAL 30 Report Stats
USA 38 vs CAN 35 Report Stats
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Round 4
Sun, 29 JunTimes shown AEST
RSA 55 vs SCO 6 Report Stats
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Round 5
Sun, 02 NovTimes shown AEDT
BAR vs AUS 01:30Twic
USA vs NZL 07:00Soldier Field
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Round 6
Sun, 09 NovTimes shown AEDT
ITA vs SAM 01:00Stadio Del Duca
ENG vs NZL 01:30Twic
WAL vs AUS 01:30MilS
FRA vs FJI 03:45Stade Velodrome
IRE vs RSA 04:30Lansdowne Road
SCO vs ARG 04:30Murrayfield Stadium
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Round 7
Sun, 16 NovTimes shown AEDT
ITA vs ARG 01:00Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris
ENG vs RSA 01:30Twic
WAL vs FJI 01:30MilS
SCO vs NZL 04:30Murrayfield Stadium
FRA vs AUS 07:00StdF
Mon, 17 NovTimes shown AEDT
IRE vs GEO 01:30Lansdowne Road
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Round 8
Sun, 23 NovTimes shown AEDT
ITA vs RSA 01:00Stadio Plebiscito
SCO vs TGA 01:30Rugby Park
IRE vs AUS 03:30Lansdowne Road
WAL vs NZL 04:30MilS
ENG vs SAM 06:00Twic
FRA vs ARG 07:00StdF
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Round 9
Sun, 30 NovTimes shown AEDT
ENG vs AUS 01:30Twic
WAL vs RSA 01:30MilS
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