Wallaby pair on sidelines

Ben Alexander and Adam Ashley-Cooper will miss Australia’s Test against England after suffering leg injuries.

The pair incurred the ailments in Australia’s 49-3 win over Fiji. Alexander is out for between four and six weeks with a knee ligament injury, and with Benn Robinson also injured, the Wallabies have a prop crisis ahead of their two-match series against England.

Alexander should be fit for the Wallabies’ first Tri-Nations Test against the Springboks on 24 July.

Utility back Ashley-Cooper injured his ankle and is set to miss next week’s clash with the Poms.