WATCH: Footage Emerges Of ‘King Hit’ By Cian Healy On Genia That Broke His Arm
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Wallaby scrumhalf Will Genia will miss the third and final Test with Ireland this weekend after he suffered a fractured arm during yesterday morning’s loss to Joe Schmidt’s men.
Genia looks set for an extended spell on the sidelines with the injury, and underwent surgery today. But the Wallabies are not entirely happy with how he picked up the injury in the first place.
Following his side’s 26-21 loss in Melbourne, Wallabies coach Michael Cheika said:
“We ran the play round the front and Will is the decoy around the back and he got king hit from the side, it looked like a shoulder, and when you’re not expecting it that’s what happened.
“Michael Hooper went down the front. Willie went around the back. I’m not sure who it was but they jammed his arm and broke it.”
Australia not happy with Cian Healy's role in Will Genia's departure from the game. Won't report it, but Michael Cheika described it as a "king hit", which roughly translates into a cheap shot in these parts or so I'm told
— Rúaidhrí O'Connor (@RuaidhriOC) June 16, 2018
A ‘king hit’ roughly translates to a ‘cheap shot’ in Australia apparently, which means the Australians are perhaps suggesting Cian Healy knew exactly what he was doing.
While it appears Healy is definitely aware of his actions, the fall looks to have done the damage, rather than the bump itself. An unfortunate accident if you ask us, but there was some foul play by Healy who blocks Genia from joining the attack.
The camera angle showing the Cian Healy on Will Genia incident which has the Aussies upset.
V unfortunate for Genia, obviously.
It’s a blind side bump, but this is not a citing, folks. pic.twitter.com/JlASgzEFWT
— Andy McGeady (@andymcgeady) June 17, 2018