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Anthony Faingaa cleared of broken hand
Jim Morton
18:03 AEST Mon Feb 4 2013

The Queensland Reds are breathing easier heading towards the Super Rugby kick-off with backline defensive linchpin Anthony Faingaa cleared of a broken hand.

X-rays on Monday only detected ligament damage to Faingaa's left hand from Saturday night's 41-35 trial win over the Auckland-based Blues.

The Wallabies centre is set to start round one against the Brumbies in Canberra on February 16.

Faingaa, who captained the Reds from No.13 in Toowoomba, is now expected to be rested from Friday night's final pre-season trial against the 2012 championship-winning Chiefs at Caloundra.

Playmaker Quade Cooper will also miss the clash due to his boxing debut against Barry Dunnett in Brisbane.

Cooper's absence will mean the Reds give more opportunity to utility back Jono Lance, an impressive performer at fullback against the Blues, at five-eighth.

Queensland director of coaching Ewen McKenzie will name his trial team on Tuesday with Wallabies captain James Horwill a good chance to make his long-awaited return from hamstring surgery.

Fellow Test players Dom Shipperley, Rob Simmons and Saia Faingaa are also set for their first game of the year, as well as No.8 front-runner Jake Schatz.


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