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Fainga'a juggles fatherhood with rugby

New dad Saia Fainga'a is carrying a heavy heart on the Wallabies European tour.

But the Queensland Reds hooker says he's struck a balance that will allow him to stay focused on the daunting task facing Australia's forwards in the coming weeks.

Fainga'a missed September's win over South Africa in Perth due to the birth of his first child and rugby commitments have meant he's only been able to spend around ten days with two month old daughter, Sienna.

Spending another month away from his daughter and fiancee Alicia...

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 08:08

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Ferguson can be in Origin mix: Daley

NSW coach Laurie Daley says he'll consider controversial Blake Ferguson for the Blues State of Origin defence next year if he's back and playing well.

Ferguson has started pre-season with the Sydney Roosters after being cleared to train by the NRL following 18 months out of Rugby League for a series of alcohol-related behavioural issues.

While he is yet to receive the green light to resume playing, the 24 year old has undergone counselling as part of an NRL-approved rehabilitation program since being found guilty of indecent...

 

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