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Sare backs Henjak
21 February 2008 13:27pm
Western Force winger Haig Sare, whose jaw was broken in a fight with team-mate Matt Henjak, hopes the controversial half-back is not dumped by the Australian Rugby Union.
The ARU is still to hand down their decision but Henjak's dismissal from the Super 14 franchise is considered inevitable.
Despite having a plate inserted in his face to repair the damage inflicted by Henjak, Sare surprisingly continues to back his disgraced team-mate and wants him to stay with the Perth-based team.
"I wouldn't support seeing him being sacked at all," Sare said.
"He's a good asset to the team and a fantastic player who would be really hard to replace. The Force would miss him on the field."
Sare was banned for eight matches and fined AUS$5,000 for his part in the fight.
The 25-year-old was facing at least six weeks on the sidelines while he recovered from his broken jaw.
"To now have an extra two weeks is disappointing," he said.
"Obviously I just want to put this whole thing behind me and get back on the field and play some footy as quick as possible. The whole reason for me coming here was to play footy."
Sare refused to elaborate on what caused the fight between the pair, declaring mysteriously: "For every action there's got to be a reaction."
Henjak's management team has been courting rugby league clubs in the hope he may earn a start in the NRL should he be sacked by the ARU.
But the majority of clubs have spent up to their salary caps, leaving Henjak out in the cold.
His future career could now lie in Japan or Europe.
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