Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Other Unions/ Teams: Vickerman on the mend
Wallaby second-row Dan Vickerman is eyeing a return for New South Wales Waratahs at the start of the new Super 14 competition. He was ruled out for much of the international season with a serious shoulder injury. "All reports from the surgeon, physio and doctor are that it is going well and things are on the mend as they should be," Vickerman said.
"We are playing Queensland in Brisbane and that's always a fairly big challenge for us so I am definitely aiming for that game but we'll re-assess that closer to the time."
Vickerman played in the World cup final and was a integral part of the Wallaby tight five. In the second half of the year whilst Vickerman was out injured the Wallaby forwards struggled to find parity with most of the teams they played.
Vickerman said the entire pack needed to take responsibility when things went wrong. "I don't know if (the blame on the front rowers) was justified," he said.
"I'm a firm believer that the scrum is an eight-man unit and I think everyone has to be accountable if the scrum is not going well."