James O’Connor won’t be considered for the Wallabies’ tour to South Africa in two weeks’ time because of an ongoing hamstring injury.
O’Connor rejoined the Wallabies squad this week, and it was hoped that he would regain full fitness before the team departed for South Africa and Argentina.
But according to The Sydney Morning Herald, the Wallabies coaches have decided not to rush O’Connor back before he is ready. Medical staff believe it would be unwise for O’Connor to travel to South Africa in two weeks, let alone play the Boks in Pretoria.
O’Connor also won’t be considered for the subsequent game in Argentina which means that he will only make his Test return in November.
Meanwhile, hooker Stephen Moore, who was a late withdrawal from last week’s Test in Perth, has been ruled out of the coming game against Argentina.