Wallabies to check on Coleman for England clash

Paola Ditto
Novembre 15, 2017

"It's my fault the team didn't play well, so I take full responsibility for that", he insisted ahead of England's match against his native Australia at Twickenham this coming Saturday.

The lock damaged his thumb late in the Wallabies' 29-21 victory over Wales at the Principality Stadium last weekend and has been unable to train since.

As team-mates were practising cleanouts on Tuesday, Coleman was manning the poles at the start of a drill.

Coleman has become one of Australia's most important players since making his debut against England past year, leading the side's lineout, and his absence would be a major blow to the side.

"He's good actually, he pulled up really well out of the game so he should be good yeah", he told the Australian Rugby Union's official website. It's certainly something we're considering.

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Lukhan Tui will also be examined before the encounter with Eddie Jones' men as he recovers from a hamstring injury.

As for a faltering display against the Pumas, Jones said he had to carry the can.

If Coleman and Tui are ruled out, either Matt Philip or the uncapped Blake Enever could come into the side.

Larkham said: "He added really good impact off the bench [against Wales], his defence was outstanding, his energy was really good, he didn't get a lot of carries but he had a really good carry. I think everyone was frustrated and sometimes you can't control yourself".

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