Centre blow for Wallabies

Tevita Kuridrani has been ruled out of Saturday's match against England at Twickenham with an ankle injury.

The in-form Wallabies centre picked up the injury early in the second half of their 26-23 defeat to Ireland. Tests on Monday revealed a low grade tear, meaning Kuridrani won't be available for the match against England, although he should be clear by the time Super Rugby rolls around.

The news will come as a blow to the Australians, who are looking to avoid their worst end-of-year tour since 2006. Coach Michael Cheika has the option of shifting Adam Ashley-Cooper from wing to outside centre, while the likes of Kurtley Beale and Christian Leali'ifano will also come into the selection fold.

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