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Claassens out for six weeks

14th October 2013 15:48

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Out: Michael Claassens

Toulon's South African scrum-half Michael Claassens has been ruled out for six weeks with a hand injury.

Claassens was forced off in Toulon's 51-28 win over Glasgow in the opening round of the Heineken Cup on Sunday.

The former Bath number nine broke a bone in his left hand, forcing him out for the next month and a half.

Toulon also lost fly-half Jonny Wilkinson to a cut on his hand, but after stitches he is expected to play against Cardiff Blues next weekend.

The European champions moved Frederic Michalak to scrum-half in the wake of Claassens' injury, but also have Sebastian Tillous-Borde in their squad with Michalak to cover.

Toulon's other number nine, Nicolas Durand, is currently on-loan at Perpignan.

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