Sio urges Brumbies to ‘stick together’ to beat form slump

Brumbies training 6th April 2017. Scott Sio. Photo by Karleen Minney. Photo: Karleen MinneyWallabies prop Scott Sio says he won’t sacrifice longevity to rush back from a knee injury to play for Australian in the mid-year Test series.
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But the ACT Brumbies leader has vowed to maintain an upbeat attitude to ensure he has a positive influence on the team’s bid to end a Super Rugby form slump.

Sio has started his rehabilitation program after damaging medial and patellar ligaments in his knee two weeks ago.

The injury means he is in danger of missing Australia’s Test series against Fiji, Scotland and Italy in June, but he is confident he can be on the field to boost the Brumbies’ finals hopes.

The 25-year-old has been cursed by injury woes in recent years, spending plenty of time on the sideline after elbow, ankle and hamstring problems.

But he is determined to not let his latest setback impact the Brumbies’ plans to turn their season around and end a three-match losing streak when they play the Johannesburg Lions next week.

“I know it’s not ideal, but everything happens for a reason,” Sio said.

“I knew for my career to keep moving forward, I had to attack my rehab hard so that I can come back as quickly as possible.

“I’ve got to keep tha positive outlook … It makes you really understand how much of a team sport rugby is and how the mood of an individual can affect everyone else’s performance.

“You can become a distraction if your mood isn’t right and that’s the last thing I want. So I have to stay positive, because if the boys are worrying about me then they’re worrying about the wrong things.”

Sio hopes to be fit to play again in six or eight weeks after his knee twisted awkwardly under the pressure of a scrum against the Wellington Hurricanes.

He has played just four games this season after a hamstring problem delayed his start to the year.

His absence has hit the Brumbies’ prop stocks, with New Zealand-born front-rower Nic Mayhew to take his chance to fill Sio’s hole. [email protected] working hard on his recovery in the Brumbies gym this morning. #Unbreakablepic.twitter南京夜网/vZoUbAzv93??? Brumbies (@BrumbiesRugby) May 4, 2017This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.


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