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Brumbies winger Tomane close to making his return

Joe Tomane's ankle has healed faster than expected

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Article Published: Monday 9 July 2012|

Wallabies and Brumbies winger Joe Tomane says that he is close to making his return to Super Rugby but wants to test out his ankle in full training before being cleared to play.

Tomane made his debut for Australia against Scotland but 48 hours later he suffered an ankle injury during a Wallabies training session before the Wallabies first Test against Wales.

In order to make the play offs the Brumbies need one point from their match against the Blues in Canberra this weekend and Tomane is likely to feature in the match.

"Physically I feel fine but I haven't done much to test the ankle" Tomane told AAP.

"I haven't done any serious training yet so I've got to put my ankle through that kind of stress before I can see if I'm ready to play Super 15," the NRL convert said.

"It's coming along really well and it's probably healing a little bit faster than expected but these injuries are pretty tricky.

"Whether it's this week or next week, or whether it's for the Brumbies or the Owls (Brumbies' feeder team), I'm not sure. "

"I've got to get through a full week of training and see what the coaches want to do with me."

Rugby league convert Tomane played 32 NRL games with Melbourne and Gold Coast and in those mathes he scored a total of 20 tries.

He made his Super Rugby debut for the Brumbies this year and has already scored four tries but says that he is not expecting to walks straight back into the Brumbies line up.

"Who knows, I may not even play in that finals series, it depends on how the ankle goes and I don't think the coaches want to change too much if the team's going well," he said.

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