Cowan's debut English season over after injury

Last updated 09:30 14/02/2013
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GAME OVER: Jimmy Cowan is helped off the field after injuring his knee in Gloucester's 27-11 win over Northampton.

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World Cup winner Jimmy Cowan's first foray into the English scene has ended prematurely with injury.

The former All Blacks, Highlanders and Southland halfback severely damaged knee ligaments in Gloucester's 27-11 win over Northampton at Franklin's Gardens in the latest round of the English Premiership.

Cowan headed north after last year's ITM Cup but his debut season in England is now over.

He faces surgery and six months on the sidelines.

"He's very positive and just wants to play. He'll do whatever he can to get back sooner than that," Gloucester's director of rugby Nigel Davies told the BBC.

Gloucester, with plenty of help from Cowan, are enjoying a solid season, lying fifth on the table.

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