05 October 2019 07:05
James O'Connor ruled out of Australia's Rugby World Cup clash with Uruguay The Wallabies have suffered their first notable injury of the Rugby World Cup, with James O'Connor ruled of Saturday's group match against Uruguay in Oita. O'Connor, who was named on the reserves bench as outside back cover, has been replaced by Samu Kerevi. Australian criticism of Rugby World Cup refereeing is beginning to wear thin | Bret Harris Read more An Australian team statement said the 29-year-old had suffered a corked muscle in training and "pulled up sore" on Saturday morning. O'Connor and Kerevi were the starting midfield in the two opening matches against Fiji and Wales but were replaced this week by Matt Toomua and Tevita Kuridrani.