28 Jul 2008

Australia's Elsom ruled out of Auckland test

6:34 am on 28 July 2008

Wallabies flanker Rocky Elsom will miss next week's Tri-Nations rugby test in Auckland because of a foot injury.

Elsom carried the ligament injury into Saturday's 34-19 win over the All Blacks in Sydney and scored a try in the second half.

Wallabies coach Robbie Deans says Elsom will be reassessed before the Wallabies travel to South Africa for their match in Durban.

New Zealand also have problems, with halfbacks Andy Ellis and Jimmy Cowan picking up injuries at the Sydney Olympic Stadium.