Rugby Union: OUCH!; OUT: Sullivan suffered a bad shoulder muscle tear OUT: Bateman pulled a hamstring in second half OUT: Thomas suffered a foot injury early in game.
Byline: HUGH STEPHENS
GRAHAM Henry Graham Henry (born 8 June 1946 in Christchurch) is a New Zealand Rugby Union coach, and was head coach of the country's national team, the All Blacks.
After attending Christchurch Boys High School where he was tutored in part by John Graham (All Black), Henry studied at is facing a fresh injury crisis as Wales Wales, Welsh Cymru, western peninsula and political division (principality) of Great Britain (1991 pop. 2,798,200), 8,016 sq mi (20,761 sq km), west of England; politically united with England since 1536. The capital is Cardiff. prepare to take on world champions Australia.
Henry lifted some of the storm clouds which had gathered over his head by watching his team beat Tonga 51-7 at the weekend.
But three players from that starting line-up - Anthony Sullivan Anthony Sullivan born 23 November, 1968 in Hull, Yorkshire, England is a former English rugby league player.
Anthony Sullivan played for St Helens in the Rugby League Premiership and the Super League. He had previously played for Hull KR. , Allan Bateman Allan Glen Bateman (born 6 March 1965) is a former Welsh dual code rugby international centre who also represented the British Isles "the Lions" at rugby union and Great Britain at rugby league. and Iestyn Thomas Iestyn Thomas (born 15 December, 1976 in Pontypool, Wales) is a Welsh rugby union footballer, who plays for the Llanelli Scarlets in the Celtic League. Evans has also played for Wales. He is a prop. - were last night ruled out of Sunday's clash against the Aussies and Henry admitted: ""We are struggling.
"I haven't known injury problems like this since I came into the job. We've got a lot of experienced players out injured at the moment - especially in the backs - and it's hurting.
""Anthony Sullivan's is the most serious injury and he must be the sixth international wing who is now unavailable. But we just have to get on with it and work hard and make sure we are ready for the world champions."
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a form of rugby played between teams of 13 players star Sullivan could be sidelined for three months after badly tearing a muscle in his shoulder in only his second cap.
Bateman, 36, pulled a hamstring and will miss out on a 36th cap against the Wallabies, while prop Thomas suffered a foot injury.
Henry is likely to move Swansea's Lions tourist Darren Morris Darren Morris (born 24 September 1974) is a Wales international rugby union player.
Morris was born in Pontypridd, and educated at Aberdare Boys School, Neath College and the University of Glamorgan. to the loose-head and start with Cardiff's Spencer John in place of Thomas.
Cardiff youngster Jamie Robinson is set to start for Bateman, with Newport's Andy Marinos coming onto the bench. Sullivan's place in the squad could go to Pontypridd wing Gareth Wyatt.
The Aussies followed up their defeat to England at Twickenham by losing to France, but Henry insisted: "I don't think either of those victories have done us any favours.
"The Australians are a proud sporting nation and they will be very determined not to go down to a third successive defeat."
The victory over Tonga has eased the pressure on Henry for the time being, but he confessed: "Last week was a difficult one for me and the whole squad.
"But I don't want to dramatise Verb 1. dramatise - put into dramatic form; "adopt a book for a screenplay"
authorship, penning, writing, composition - the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship" it. Being coach is a job that brings pressure with it and maybe more pressure in Wales because everyone feels closer to the job.
"That's just the way it is. It's part of the deal and I accept it."
Skipper Scott Quinnell has shaken off a reaction to his recent knee operation and fellow Lion Rob Howley will also be fit to face the Aussies after treatment.
Quinnell said: "It is going to be a huge step-up for us, but it is a challenge we look forward to."
WORRIES: Henry; OUCH: Allan Bateman is stopped by a high tackle from Tongan Christopher Hala'ufia: CELEBRATING: Iestyn Harris and Rhys Williams