20 Oct 2012

More injury woes ahead of Wallabies' tour

11:02 am on 20 October 2012

The Australian rugby team's wing crisis has deepened with Queensland Test rookie Dom Shipperley the latest ruled out of next month's European tour.

Scans have confirmed Shipperley requires surgery on a wrist injury, leaving the 21-year-old unavailable for the four-Test spring tour.

James O'Connor, Joe Tomane, Lachie Turner, Cooper Vuna, Rod Davies and Luke Morahan, all wingers with Test experience in the past two seasons, are currently already sidelined through injury.

Game-breaker Digby Ioane is also in extreme doubt with a knee injury.