12 Oct 2011

Ashley-Cooper says Wallabies can overcome loss of Beale

9:56 am on 12 October 2011

The Wallabies utility Adam Ashley-Cooper says the team can overcome the likely loss of Kurtley Beale in Sunday's World cup semi final against the All Blacks.

Scans have confirmed Beale suffered a slight hamstring strain in Australia's win over South Africa.

Ashley-Cooper says Australia has enough cover with Quade Cooper, James O'Connor, and Digby Ioane, in the ranks, and the side has the ability to attack from all over the park.

There's been a suggestion that if Beale doesn't play, Quade Cooper might be moved to fullback.