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Australia Unhappy After Cian Healy 'King Hit' Sees Will Genia Break His Arm

Australia Unhappy After Cian Healy 'King Hit' Sees Will Genia Break His Arm
By Maurice Brosnan

There were injuries for both sides during Ireland's 26-21 win over Australia in the second test of the series. Ireland lost Andrew Conway earlier in the first half and Devin Toner went off late in the game while Wallabies scrum-half Will Genia was taken off with a broken arm.

As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald, Australia head coach Michael Cheika was unimpressed with the 'king hit' that resulted in Genia's injury.

Well, we ran the play down the front and Willy’s the decoy around the back and he got king hit from the side - looked like a shoulder - and when you’re not expecting it that’s what happens. So Hoops went down the front, Willy ran around the back - I’m not sure who it was from the other team that came in and hit him - and he jammed his arm and broke it.

The games citing commissioner was Mike O’Leary and he has 48 hours to submit his report. It is understood the hit came from prop Cian Healy. Healy was shown a yellow card during the game for a different incident when he was deemed to have collapsed a maul.

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The broken arm comes in a frustrating season for Genia who missed action earlier this year due to knee and hamstring injuries. He will now miss the series decider next week in Sydney.

SEE ALSO: Player Ratings As Convincing Ireland Victory Gets The Series Back On Track

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