Rugby Union – Falcons blow as Tongan skipper has knee op

Rugby Union - Falcons blow as Tongan skipper has knee op– Tongan captain Nili Latu will miss the opening of the English Premiership campaign after undergoing knee surgery, dealing a blow to Newcastle Falcons. The 34-year-old backrow dynamo, who captained Tonga at last year’s World Cup, suffered the injury playing for his country at June’s Pacific Nations Cup. “Nili suffered knee ligament damage playing in Tonga’s last Pacific Nations Cup game and was operated on yesterday,” Newcastle rugby director Dean Richards told the club’s official website.

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