Qantas Wallabies backrower Hugh McMeniman will miss the remainder of the Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship and Spring Tour after being forced to withdraw with a shoulder injury.
Medical staff yesterday re-examined a pre-existing shoulder issue McMeniman carried throughout the 2013 Super Rugby and deemed the best course of action would be a complete reconstruction.
McMeniman will undergo surgery next week in Brisbane and will be sidelined for six months.
It’s a disappointing blow for the talented 29-year-old backrower who was chosen in new Qantas Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie’s inaugural Test line-up in Saturday’s opening Bledisloe Cup clash at ANZ Stadium.
The match was his 22nd for the Qantas Wallabies but first since he last wore the Australian jersey against Wales at Millennium Stadium back in 2008.
The Qantas Wallabies will travel to Wellington on Wednesday morning ahead of Saturday night’s second Bledisloe Cup encounter against New Zealand at Westpac Stadium.

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I totally love sport. Rugby, cricket and soccer, but my first love will always be rugby. Other than sport I write my own poems and other interestings articles. I also love cooking. A man of many talents. When it come to Cricket I'm a Cape Cobras, Kolkata Knight Riders and Proteas supporter. Soccer there is only one team and that is Man United and Germany internationally. Other than that I'm a loving father and husband.

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