10 Sep 2012

O'Connor back in Wallabies squad

1:45 pm on 10 September 2012

Utility back James O'Connor has returned to the Wallabies squad but won't play in Saturday's Test against Argentina on the Gold Coast.

The Rebels star, who's recovered from a hamstring injury, has joined coach Robbie Deans' squad and is targeting a return in the Test against South Africa in Pretoria at the end of the month.

While O'Connor won't be picked for the Rugby Championship match against Argentina, centre Pat McCabe is expected to win selection, possibly on the bench, for the Skilled Stadium clash as he makes his return from a foot injury.

McCabe has also missed all three of the Wallabies Rugby Championship matches to date - the two losses to New Zealand and Saturday's 26-19 win over the Springboks in Perth.