The Wallaroos have learnt their lesson about celebrating ahead of Saturday's clash with the Black Ferns.

The Wallaroos suffered a major blow to their campaign as they prepare to face the Black Ferns on Saturday night after their vice-captain Sarah Riordan rolled her ankle during a team celebration.

Riordan, who was set to feature in the centres, was taking part in a fun kicking challenge with her teammates after training as the players attempted to hit the cross-bar.

After teammate Georgia Cormick successfully hit the cross-bar, Riordan was part of the group that swamped and jumped with excitement before the 26-year-old landed awkwardly and rolled her right ankle.


Medical staff were immediately at Riordan's side but said it was too early to say if she would be ruled out of Saturday's highly-anticipated clash.

Riordan will be assessed again on Friday before a decision is made.

The Black Ferns claimed last year's Women's Rugby World Cup as Australia finished a disappointing sixth, but buoyed by the success of this year's inaugural Super W competition, the Wallaroos are confident ahead of Saturday's clash at ANZ Stadium.