Cordingley likely to miss all-Australian battle
Scrum half Sam Cordingley is an unlikely starter when Queensland look to build on their first Super 12 win when they face cross-border rivals New South Wales here Saturday.
Cordingley was facing tests late Monday on a shoulder injury received in Saturday's breakthrough 37-17 win over the Waikato Chiefs.
Reds spokesman Peter Kelly said Monday Cordingley was expected to be ruled out of the match against the Waratahs and could face an even longer spell on the sidelines if tests reveal more serious damage.
Queensland have already lost Wallaby winger Ben Tune for at least three weeks with an ankle injury, but may have Wallaby skipper John Eales back after three weeks out with a fractured eye socket.
Fullback Chris Latham and winger Damian Smith also expect to play despite finishing the win against the Chiefs with minor knocks. If Cordingley is ruled out, Fijian Jacob Raulini will start at number nine for the Reds while Nathan Williams is expected to replace Tune on the wing.