Moore blow for Australia
Hooker suffers broken jaw
Last Updated: 17/05/10 7:09am
Moore: Broken jaw
Australia will be without hooker Stephen Moore for their summer Tests after he was ruled out for three months with a broken jaw.
The Brumbies ace has had his jaw rewired after suffering the nasty break in the 40-22 loss to the Crusaders which ended his side's Super 14 season.
Moore will now definitely miss the June Tests against Fiji, England and Ireland and will be on the sidelines for a large part - if not all - the Tri-Nations.
Saia Faingaa, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Huia Edmonds, Pek Cowan and Nathan Charles are all in the mix now for a place in the Wallabies squad to replace 46-Test veteran Moore.
Australia coach Robbie Deans is also waiting on Reds duo Will Genia and Scott Higginbotham.
Scrum-half Genia played on in the 38-36 victory over the Highlanders despite suffering a knee medial ligament strain, while flanker Higginbotham limped off in the first half with an ankle injury.