Hamstring strain sidelines Wallaby O'Connor
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WELLINGTON, 21 Sept. - A hamstring strain suffered in Australia's 15-6 loss to Ireland has ruled wing James O'Connor out of contention for the Pool C Rugby World Cup 2011 match against USA at Wellington Regional Stadium on 23 September.
The Wallaby team will be announced on Wednesday (14:00) but a team spokesman said O'Connor, 21, would not be in it because of a slight strain that was picked up by scans on his leg.
"He's got a bit of a niggle, so we decided not to take any risks," the spokesman said.
O'Connor was the team's goal kicker in the match against Ireland although fly half Quade Cooper can also take the kicks.