Simmons downplays wrist injury

Date published: July 29 2015

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Wallabies lock Rob Simmons is not too worried over a wrist injury sustained in Saturday's triumph over Argentina in Mendoza.

Simmons boarded the flight to Australia with his wrist heavily strapped but he is confident he will be available for selection when the Wallabies host the All Blacks in their Bledisloe Cup opener and Rugby Championship decider in Sydney on 8 August.

The 26-year-old is set to go for scans on the injury but said that would only determine how he should manage the injury.

"I just went ball carrying and came out of the ruck with a really sore wrist," Simmons told Rugby Heaven.

"I strapped it up at half-time and finished the game. It's just a little bit sore.

"He (team doctor Mike Cadogan) said we'll put it in this position to take the pressure of the tendons and will go and get a scan when I get home, see if there's any damage. 

"But with the strength of it all, there will be no missing training or anything like that. It's just a matter of how to strap it."

Simmons is excited about the upcoming showdown with the All Blacks.

"It's going to be huge," he added.

"It sets up the rest of the year. We haven't been in this position since 2011. We're looking forward to it." 

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