Robbo boost for Wallabies
Australia have been buoyed by news Benn Robinson will be fit to return for the Tri-Nations opener against South Africa.
Last Updated: 29/06/10 9:43am
Australia coach Robbie Deans has received a boost with news that Benn Robinson will be fit to return for the Tri-Nations opener against South Africa.
The Wallabies front-row sorely missed Robinson during the June internationals as Ben Daley, Salesi Ma'afu and Saia Faingaa struggled badly against England and Ireland.
However 25-year-old Robinson is now ready to bolster the pack after seven weeks out with a fractured right forearm.
"I'm champing at the bit to get back out there again," said the Waratahs ace, who is aiming to prove his fitness with club side Eastwood ahead of the clash with the Springboks on July 24.
"This is probably the longest break I've had in a long time and, as much as you like giving your body a break, you definitely want to be out there in those games and giving it your all.
"I'm at the seven-week mark now and the doc initially said six to eight weeks and I'll be playing again. It's feeling pretty good, I had an X-ray on it last week and the scan was good.
"I'll be working pretty closely with Robbie and the team doctors to get an understanding of what he wants to do with me.
"I'd like to definitely play one game at least for Eastwood. I think, for me, match fitness will be a big one so getting 80 minutes at club level would really benefit my game."