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Wallaby front row woes continue

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The Australian front row remains a far from settled area for Wallabies coach John Connolly as he contends with the loss of two leading scrummagers ahead of this Saturday’s Perth test against the inform Irish.

An MRI scan on NSW hooker Adam Freier’s left foot has confirmed a ligament tear as the cause of his injury against England.

Freier won his first Wallabies start in four years against England and will surely be bitterly disappointed as hungry rivals Jeremy Paul and Tai McIssac are poised to fill the breach. Medical staff predicted a recovery period for Freier of between six to eight weeks.

To add another twist to the Wallaby front row uncertainties an MRI scan on mammoth Queensland tighthead Rodney Blake, also injured in last weekends test win, has revealed a Syndesmosis sprain that will likely rule him out of the Wallabies opening Tri Nations game against the All Blacks.

As reported in Rugbyenews.com, Blake is expected to require three weeks recovery time.

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