The Wallabies have been struck by yet another injury blow after utility back James O'Connor confirmed he won't tour with the squad in November.
Melbourne Rebels star O'Connor will not test his troublesome hamstring until next year following a disappointing medical assessment on Thursday.
"Just had meeting with doc looks like ill be in #teamrehab til after spring tour. Gutted I can't play but no risks with huge year ahead #2013," he tweeted, after missing the Rugby Championship.
"Been a tough year but also many positives have come from it," O'Connor said in another post.
He joins scrum-half Will Genia (knee) and centre Berrick Barnes (punctured lung) in missing out.