RWC: Oz prop opts for op

2011-08-16 00:00

BRISBANE — Injured Australia prop Benn Robinson will miss the Rugby World Cup after electing to undergo knee surgery.

The 42-Test veteran was seen as only a slim chance of selection to the Wallabies’ World Cup squad after rupturing an anterior cruciate ligament before the Australia-Samoa Test in Sydney last month.

In a post on his Twitter page late yesterday, Robinson said: “Heading in for surgery tomorrow!! Pushed really hard to make it but knee just isn’t right!! Very disheartening!!”

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