Digby Ioane will return to the Wallabies for their match
with England at Twickenham next weekend.
The Wallabies' most lethal attacking weapon, Digby Ioane,
has been given the all clear to make his return against England
on Saturday week after getting through his first full training
session of the European tour in Paris.
Ioane, who is returning from a knee injury, produced a strong
hitout on Thursday, much to the delight of Wallabies coach
"He's good. He trained fully today for the first time with
the group ... contact included and he came through it well.
He'll be available next week," Deans said in Paris.
Destructive winger Ioane hasn't played since Australia's
25-19 win over Argentina in Rosario last month.
Ioane's return will be a huge boost for the Wallabies who are
also expecting to have champion flanker David Pocock (knee)
and winger Drew Mitchell (ankle) available to make their
long-awaited returns from injury while second-rower Sitaleki
Timani (hamstring) is also in the frame for a Twickenham
Deans will be spoilt for choice when he sits down to pick his
team for the England clash and it's something he's relishing
after enduring a nightmare run with injuries recently which
has included stars Will Genia and Jame O'Connor.
"It's a strange feeling. I haven't had to make these choices
for a while ... it's good," he said.
Australia open their European tour against France on Saturday
Wallabies team to take on France: 15-Mike Harris, 14-Adam
Ashley-Cooper, 13-Ben Tapuai, 12-Pat McCabe, 11-Nick Cummins,
10-Kurtley Beale, 9-Nick Phipps, 8-Wycliff Palu, 7-Michael
Hooper, 6-Dave Dennis, 5-Nathan Sharpe (captain), 4-Kane
Douglas, 3-Sekope Kepu, 2-Tatafu Polota Nau, 1-Benn Robinson.
Replacements: 16-Stephen Moore, 17-James Slipper, 18-Paddy
Ryan, 19-Rob Simmons, 20-Radike Samo, 21-Liam Gill, 22-Brett
Sheehan, 23-Berrick Barnes.