Australia winger Digby Ioane will miss the Bledisloe Cup clash with New Zealand
Last Updated: 16/10/12 6:21am
Digby Ioane: Ruled out with a knee injury
Australia winger Digby Ioane has been ruled out of Saturday's final Bledisloe Cup clash against New Zealand in Brisbane.
The 27-year-old flyer is still nursing a knee injury following the Wallabies' 25-19 win over Argentina in Rosario earlier this month.
Ioane, who has made 31 appearances for Australia, is, however, expected to be fit for the forthcoming tour of Europe despite the problem.
Coach Robbie Deans is likely to choose between Dom Shipperley and Drew Mitchell as Ioane's replacement against New Zealand.
Mitchell has overcome an ankle problem, while forwards Sekope Kepu (knee), Wycliff Palu (shoulder) and Radike Samo (biceps) have also been cleared for selection.
The All Blacks are on a 16-match winning run, two short of the record held by Lithuania, and beat the Wallabies home and away en route to claiming the inaugural Rugby Championship title last month.