Folau 50-50 for Wallabies Test against SA

Israel Folau (Getty)
Israel Folau (Getty)

Brisbane - Star fullback Israel Folau rates himself a 50-50 chance of playing for the Wallabies in their crucial Rugby Championship Test against South Africa in Brisbane on Saturday. 

Folau suffered an ankle injury as Australia lost 38-13 to New Zealand in the first match of the Championship and missed the return match, which New Zealand won 40-12. 

The Wallabies are currently last in the Championship and would welcome the return of Folau for Saturday's clash with the Springboks, who split a two-match series against Argentina. 

Folau will Test his ankle in training this week but isn't confident of his fitness. 

He said: "At this stage I'd probably say it's a 50-50. Only had one run and that was on Friday. I guess I'll know more as the week goes on."

Wallabies squad:

Forwards: Allan Alaalatoa, Rory Arnold, Adam Coleman, Folau Fainga'a, Ned Hanigan, Michael Hooper (captain), Sekope Kepu, Tolu Latu, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, David Pocock, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Tom Robertson, Izack Rodda, Pete Samu, Rob Simmons, Scott Sio, Caleb Timu, Lukhan Tui, Taniela Tupou.

Backs: Tom Banks, Kurtley Beale, Israel Folau, Bernard Foley, Will Genia, Dane Haylett-Petty, Reece Hodge, Marika Koroibete, Jack Maddocks, Nick Phipps, Joe Powell, Matt Toomua

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