Anthony Faingaa of the Qld Reds passes the ball during the round 16 Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Reds at AAMI Park on June 29 in Melbourne.
Anthony Faingaa of the Qld Reds passes the ball during the round 16 Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Reds at AAMI Park on June 29 in Melbourne. Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Faingaa rules himself out of Wallabies squad

QUEENSLAND Reds centre Anthony Faingaa has made the painful decision to rule himself out of the Wallabies squad for the coming Rugby Championship.

Faingaa had been due to go into camp with the Wallabies under new coach Ewen McKenzie next week, but revealed on his Facebook page he had decided to undergo a full shoulder reconstruction which would result in six months on the sidelines.

"I've been carrying this shoulder injury throughout the last season and I feel that it is not in the best interests of my team mates at the Reds nor the Wallabies Squad to continue to do so," Faingaa posted.

"I'm immensely disappointed not to be joining my brother, Saia, at the Wallabies Camp on Monday. We missed the last tour together (Lions 2013) and now we are to be split apart again because of my surgery and recovery."



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