George Smith fit for British and Irish Lions decider

Smith fit for Lions decider
© PA Photos
Robbie Deans says that George Smith is ready to feature for Australia against the British and Irish Lions having recovered from a knee injury.

Australia flanker George Smith has been declared fit to play in the final Test against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.

The 32-year-old was expected to miss out on the Test series against the tourists after suffering a knee injury on the eve of head coach Robbie Deans's initial squad announcement.

However, having been drafted into the squad for the second Test, Smith is now ready to be selected in Sydney coming on the back of a week's training.

"He's had a week of training under his belt, he's had some background with us and yes, he is physically fit enough to be able to be considered," said Deans.

"We've talked about what George brings previously, it's good to have him in the group. Even last week when he wasn't preparing to play, he offers good value."

The series is level at 1-1 ahead of the deciding Test in Sydney on Saturday.

Share this article now:
James O'Connor
Read Next:
O'Connor retains Australia place
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand