After a freak accident, three days out from the Wallaroos match against New Zealand in Sydney, vice-captain Sarah Riordan is in with a chance to make a Test return.
Riordan was ruled out of the Wallaroos 31-11 loss on Saturday night after injuring her ankle in training. The team was having an end of training crossbar challenge when Georgia Cormick hit it but after celebrating, Riordan jumped and rolled her ankle.
In a piece for PlayersVoice, she said it was upsetting to miss that match.
"I was upset when I found out I wouldn’t be right to play. There were tears".
Australia's coach Dwayne Nestor at the time saying the team was doing everything they could to get her right for the second match.
The second Test of the series will be hosted at Eden Park, Auckland on Saturday night, kicking off at 3pm AEST.
Rugby.com.au has reported Riordan is out of her moon boot and ahead of schedule in her recovery.
"She’s progressing better than we thought," Wallaroos forwards coach Matt Tink told Rugby.com.au.
"She’s not definitely cleared to play yet but she’s making huge progress," he said.
The 26-year-old could bring vital experience to a youthful side after they were picked apart at lineout time.