Thursday Afternoon Round Up

Thursday Afternoon Round Up

Mitchell to undergo surgery

Toulon's Australian back Drew Mitchell is to undergo an operation on a groin injury tomorrow, Toulon announced, adding that they hoped the 70-times capped Wallaby would return to fitness for the start of next season.

Sean O'Brien ruled out of South African tour


Ireland flanker Sean O’Brien is set to undergo surgery in the UK and has been ruled out of the summer tour to South Africa. 

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has confirmed the sharp flanker will see a specialist over his hamstring injury and no return-to-play date has been put in place.

Scotland call up Sean Lamont for tour of Japan

Scotland have called up Glasgow's Sean Lamont for next month's two-game tour of Japan after Tim Visser was ruled out through injury.

Lamont, 35, has represented his country on 104 occasions and will now get the chance to nudge himself closer to Chris Paterson's record caps tally of 109 when he jets out to the Far East on 11 June.

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