Deans plays down Fainga's ankle injury
Wed, 15 Aug 2012 6:48p.m.
By Rachel Morton
One All Black in particular is getting all the attention in Sydney ahead of Saturday night's Bledisloe Cup test against the Wallabies.
But coach Robbie Deans has plenty of other concerns.
The Wallabies have been putting themselves through some physical training sessions this week to replicate what they believe they'll face against the All Blacks, and they haven't come through completely unscathed.
Anthony Fainga'a, whose job it is to mark and shut down Sonny Bill Williams, rolled his ankle. But Deans is playing it down.
"That's quite routine in training," he says. "Blokes get knocked around and he got up and carried on. He's fine as far as I'm aware".
And there's been a lot made of Williams in the Australian media of late following his success at the Chiefs and move back to Sydney next season to play rugby league.
But Deans says while he's a threat, there are plenty of others that the Wallabies also need to be wary of.
"There's a lot of talk about individuals, but it's about how teams come together. But obviously they're capable. We know that".
The Wallabies are looking to try and win the Bledisloe Cup back for the first time in a decade, but when they kick off that campaign at Anz Stadium on Saturday night it's still uncertain how many fans will be there to support them, with the Australian Rugby Union refusing to disclose how many of the 80,000 tickets available have sold.
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