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Huxley out of Tri Nations decider

16/07/2007 04:23:38 PM Comments (0)

Wallabies fullback Julian Huxley admits he is hugely embarrassed after a late night incident forced him out of Saturday's Tri Nations and Bledisloe Cup decider against New Zealand.

Huxley was at a function after the Brumbies' awards on Saturday night when he was tackled by former Wallaby Gene Fairbanks.

The incident left Huxley with a corked thigh that has ruled him out of the crunch game against the All Blacks.

A sheepish Huxley fronted the media on Monday and while he wasn't at fault in the matter he still feels he has let his team mates down.

"We were at a private function after the game and it was just a joke gone wrong and it turned out to be quite embarrassing," he said.

"It's really disappointing to miss the Test match."

Huxley said he had no hard feelings towards Fairbanks and he's still hopeful of being named next week in the Wallabies World Cup squad.

The Australian Rugby Union will take no further action over the matter.

Winger Adam Ashley-Cooper and veteran Chris Latham, who has overcome a knee injury, are in contention to replace Huxley on Saturday.

Coach John Connolly will announce the team on Tuesday.

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