Ewen McKenzie has backed ditched Wallaby Quade Cooper over defensive concerns for next month's Test series against the Lions.
Digby Ioane will miss the Reds' match against the Stormers in Cape Town after flying back to Brisbane to have scans on a knee injury.
Australia coach Robbie Deans has challenged Quade Cooper to assert himself in his tour game against the Lions.
Australia coach Robbie Deans said troubled utility back Kurtley Beale still has a chance of playing against the Lions next month.
Three uncapped players have been included in a preliminary 25-man Wallabies squad for next month's British and Irish Lions series.
Robbie Deans was left sweating over injuries to Tatafu Polota-Nau, George Smith and Pat McCabe after the Waratahs beat the Brumbies.
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