Injuries begin to bite Wallabies hard as side forced to reshuffle ahead of second Test.
Wallabies inside centre Pat McCabe and winger Digby Ioane have been ruled out of the rest of the series against the British and Irish Lions due to injury.
The pair will need further tests on the neck and shoulder injuries respectively, but they have been deemed serious enough to need them to be replaced in the Wallabies squad.
McCabe re-injured his neck in a similar incident to last year’s Spring tour, and needed to be stretchered off at Suncorp Stadium on the weekend.
Ioane suffered internal damage to his shoulder with further cans needed, however, surgery is possibly an option as news went from bad to worse for the flying winger.
Earlier today a warrant for Ioane’s arrest was made public after he failed to appear at a Melbourne court in relation an assault charge.
Berrick Barnes will also miss the Wallabies second Test against the Lions after suffering a concussion, with Australian offcials hoping the fullback will be right to play in the final game in Sydney.
In better news for the home side,Christian Leali’ifano should be right to play in Melbourne after recovering well from a head-knock, sustained in the first minute when attempting to tackle Jonathan Davies.
Outside centre Adam Ashley Cooper partially dislocated his shoulder in the two-point loss, but he is responding well to treatment and remains a hope of again wearing the number 13 jersey this weekend.