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Rugby | Heineken Cup

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Toulouse's Kakovin out for three weeks



Toulouse's Georgian prop Vasil Kakovin will be sidelined for three weeks after cracking a rib in the 9-5 defeat to Leicester, he said on Monday.

Kakovin came on for South African Guerthro Steenkamp in the closing stages of the game which sealed the four-time European Cup winners' exit from Pool 2, but lasted just seven minutes on the snowy surface at Welford Road after a crunching encounter with Italian Martin Castrogiovanni.

Two clubmates - fellow Georgian Jaba Bregvadze and Jean-Baptiste Poux meanwhile were in the gym as they look to shrug off fitness concerns ahead of Friday's Top 14 meeting with Biarritz.

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