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Saracens lose Rauluni to knee injury
January 20, 2009
Saracens scrum-half Mosese Rauluni, September 21 2008
Saracens scrum-half Moses Rauluni has been ruled out for eight to ten weeks after knee surgery © Getty Images
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Saracens have been dealt yet another injury blow with the news that Fijian scrum-half Moses Rauluni will be out of action for eight to ten weeks following knee surgery.

Rauluni was injured during Sunday's European Challenge Cup win over Viadana at Viacarage Road, and will now join Springbok scrum-half Neil de Kock, out with a broken arm, on the treatment table.

Saracens boss Eddie Jones has confirmed that the club will now be looking to bring in another scrum-half despite having recently secured the services of ex-All Black No.9 Justin Marshall from Montpellier as cover for de Kock.

"It's a blow for Moses and after going for such a long time without any injuries to our half-backs, we now lose two in the space of a week," said Jones. "Mickey Wilson did very well when he came on against Viadana and he will be carrying the torch for us this weekend against Mont de Marsan in the final European pool game.

"Signing Justin on a short term contract is now looking even more important but we can't go through the next few months with only two scrum halves in the squad so we will be looking to recruit another player in that position and we'll be doing that over the next few weeks."


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