Ioane '100%' for quarter-final

2011-10-04 11:52

Wellington - Influential Wallabies wing Digby Ioane has pronounced himself "100 percent" fit and available for selection for Sunday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final against South Africa.

Ioane, who plays a critical role in both Australia's attacking and defensive strategies, hasn't played since breaking his thumb in a pool match against Italy three weeks ago. His role as an inside channel defender in place of flyhalf Quade Cooper has been particularly hard to fill.

But Wellington-born Ioane told reporters on Tuesday he is fit and eager to return, saying he's "100 percent".

Ioane added, "I'll be doing full training this week so I'll be up there for selection. I'm just ready to play."


  • Maori - 2011-10-04 12:25

    Arme proteas! This guy is full of running and has try line fever! Eishhhhh!

      gc - 2011-10-04 12:47

      Hey supporter of the only rugby nation in the worldthat selects a side based on race, ... you have got enough problems of u'r own. Just tell me what excuse will we have to listen too for the nxt four years....

      Maori - 2011-10-04 12:52

      @gc - Eishhhhh!

      J-BB sucks - 2011-10-07 15:33

      how many WC's have the AB's won compared to the SPRINGBOKS who only started playing in the WC in 1995!!!! (SPRINGBOKS also have the best winning pecentage for ANY team in WC history) answer that AB supporters

  • Sheriffff - 2011-10-04 13:12

    it doesn't matter if you 100% you'll be going home on Monday anyway boet

  • Jackool - 2011-10-04 13:21

    They should have Dr Jannie du Plessis take another look at that thumb on Sunday.

  • Gareth - 2011-10-04 14:15

    this guy is no match for the Protea wings

  • bullincapeto - 2011-10-04 15:52

    No ways is that thumb ready, Australia are desperate. I bet you he will not last the whole game.3 weeks for a fracture to heal yeah right.

  • meelo - 2011-10-05 07:37

    i wanna see him dance and do the catterpillar after scoring a try

  • ozzymate - 2011-10-06 07:15

    none of the boks have the speed to catch this guy.they will need a wall to block him.

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