Cowan's debut English season over after injury

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

Relevant offers

International

Josh Mann-Rea to solve Wallabies hooker crisis Francois Louw out of Rugby Championship Toulon trouble for Pumas' All Blacks test buildup Reason: Man mountain Matfield still one of best Henry Speight's Wallabies wait nearly over Frank Halai targeting All Blacks recall Jersey's Victoria Cross design 'crass at worst' Cashed up English clubs eye New Zealand talent Kiwi trio named in enlarged French rugby squad Players' body questions new eligibility criteria

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.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

What would you rate as a fair price for a mediocre seat at the Rugby World Cup final next year?

$1000

$750

$500

$250

$200

$150

$100

$50

$25

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content