5 Oct 2011

Ioane back to 100 percent and raring to go

7:12 am on 5 October 2011

Having already had to send two players home with injury from the Rugby World Cup, Australia will welcome back winger Digby Ioane for their quarterfinal against South Africa on Sunday.

Hamstring injuries to Drew Mitchell and Wycliff Palu have forced them out of the tournament while injuries have also taken a toll on the rest of the squad with the Wallabies struggling to field a backline in their pool match against the United States.

Ioane fractured a thumb in the tournament opener against Italy but has come through a week of full contact training unscathed and is looking forward to getting back involved in the tournament.