27 Mar 2013

Ioane out of Highlanders clash

11:01 am on 27 March 2013

The Wallabies winger Digby Ioane is one of five Queensland Reds players ruled out Friday's Super Rugby clash with the Highlanders in Dunedin because of injuries suffered in the weekend win over the Bulls.

Off-setting those losses is the return of Wallaby openside Liam Gill, who missed the home clash with the Bulls with a minor knee injury.

Coach Ewen McKenzie, who this week will become the most capped coach in Super Rugby history as he breaks the record he shares with Wallabies and former Crusaders mentor Robbie Deans with 120 games, says Ioane will be a big loss..

The Reds have never won in Dunedin.