Scan boost for Horne

Date published: October 6 2015

Australia wing Rob Horne may still have a role to play in his side's World Cup campaign after a scan on his shoulder revealed no major damage.

The Waratahs flyer was forced off the field after just 11 minutes of Australia's 33-13 win over England on Saturday, and there were significant fears that he would be ruled out of the remainder of the tournament.

However, scans on the injury have heralded "better than expected" results, and while Horne is not yet out of the woods, he will be monitored on a day to day basis amid hopes that he will be able to feature in the knockout stages of the showpiece event.

"We've had the reports back on Rob Horne and they were better than expected, so we're going to just sit on that and wait and see how it unfolds," said Australia defence coach Nathan Grey.

"The medical staff will be doing all they can. Results were better than they thought, so they will assess day by day. Other than that, everyone is pretty good."

Australia face Wales on Saturday in what is their final Pool A match.