Injury News: Key Wallabies players struggling with illness - Ruck

Injury News: Key Wallabies players struggling with illness

Australia are sweating over the fitness of Israel Folau and Bernard Foley ahead of taking on England, with both players struggling with an illness.

The duo, along with several other playing and staff members in the Wallabies camp, have been hit by a stomach bug ahead of Saturday’s fixture.

However, second-row Izack Rodda has played down the fears in the group, insisting the issue is being contained before the November Test finale.

“It’s not too serious at this stage. We’ve had two or three players shown signs, and a couple of staff, so we’ve put them in their own room to try and contain it around the group. It has not affected any preparation at this stage,” Rodda told Sky Sports about their predicament.

It has already been reported that back-row David Pocock was an injury concern, but Rodda added that he is confident his team-mate will play.

“I’m pretty confident. He sat down today to rest, but I reckon the coaches will give him every opportunity to play, and I have complete confidence that he’ll be fine,” he said.

“He’s massive. On the ball and around the park he’s an outstanding player. It would be a big loss, but we have players that would step in and do a good job.”