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Australia coach Tim Sheens says he is confident none of his players will miss Saturday’s Four Nations final against New Zealand as a result of a virus that has struck down several players in the lead up to the decider.
As many as five players have reportedly been hit with the mystery illness, causing Sheens to cancel Wednesday’s training session.
Various media outlets have reported that Cooper Cronk, Daly Cherry-Evans, Sione Mata’utia, David Klemmer and Beau Scott are the players suffering from the virus and that they were quarantined from the rest of the Kangaroos squad.
However Sheens says he expects to have a full playing squad available for the highly-anticipated clash.
“We delayed training today because of a little bit of illness but we will be back at training tomorrow,” Sheens told reporters in New Zealand.
“No one is in doubt. It is various levels between a few of them, but the doctor is taking care of it.
“We are not looking for excuses; we expect them to be right to play on Saturday. We have got it under control we think.”
Australia and New Zealand do battle in Wellington on Saturday morning at 7.45am (BST).