Rugby: O'Connor returns to Wallabies squad

James O'Connor. Photo / Getty Images
James O'Connor. Photo / Getty Images

Backline star James O'Connor has returned to the Wallabies squad but won't play in Saturday's Test against Argentina on the Gold Coast.

Coming back from a hamstring injury, O'Connor joined coach Robbie Deans' squad on the Gold Coast on Monday and is targeting a return in the Test against South Africa in Pretoria on September 30.

While O'Connor won't be picked for the Rugby Championship match against Argentina, fellow centre Pat McCabe is expected to win selection, possibly on the bench, for the Skilled Stadium clash as he makes his return from a foot injury.

McCabe has also missed all three Rugby Championship matches to date - the two losses to New Zealand and Saturday's 26-19 win over the Springboks in Perth.


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