The Australian rugby squad arrive in Dublin today having travelled from Buenos Aires where they opened their five match autumn tour with a win overArgentina.
The Australian rugby squad arrive in Dublin today having travelled from Buenos Aires where they opened their five match autumn tour with a win overArgentina. They will arrive from London Heathrow in the late afternoon and transfer to the Portmarnock base where they stayed during the 1999 World Cup. They will be without star winger Ben Tune who has returned to Australia having suffered a serious hamstring injury during the game on Saturday.
In addition, Wallaby coach coach Eddie Jones has asked Waratah hooker Brendan Cannon, who was initially ommitted from the touring party, to get himself to Dublin post-haste after first-choice hooker, Jeremy Paul aggravated the hamstring injury he suffered during training this week. Paul will remain with the squad.
Other players in doubt for the Test against Ireland on Saturday include Matt Burke (leg) and Mat Rogers (rib cartilage) but Owen Finegan (ankle) and David Lyons (upper thigh) are expected to be fit for Saturday after sitting out the clash with Argentina.