Super Rugby

Bone fracture ends Tomane's season

Brumbies winger Joe Tomane has been ruled out for the remainder of the Super Rugby season after scans revealed a fractured tibia.

Tomane was playing Canberra club rugby last Saturday in his first match back following a knee injury sustained against Crusaders on April 24. 

The 26-year-old was tackled early in the second half on the same knee, forcing him from the field. 

While he did not re-injure his medial ligament, x-rays revealed Tomane suffered a fracture to the tibia bone in his lower leg, ruling him out for up to eight weeks. 

The injury means he will not play for Brumbies again, with the winger joining French club Montpellier next season.

"This is a tough pill to swallow, there's no doubt," Tomane, who has 17 caps for the Wallabies, said on Monday.

"Unfortunately these things happen in rugby and I won't get to farewell everyone the way I would've liked, but that's how it goes sometimes.

"The Brumbies mean the world to me and I'll now get to join our fans in cheering the boys on for the rest of the season.

"I still believe this team has what it takes to win the title this year, and I'll be doing everything I can to help out the players, in whatever way I can."