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Marika Koroibete reacts to Jonathan Davies being ruled out for six months

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Australia wing Marika Koroibete has wished Jonathan Davies a speedy recovery after the Wales centre was ruled out for six months by foot surgery.

It was during Koroibete’s tackle in the Wallabies’ 29-21 victory in Cardiff on Saturday that Davies suffered the injury that is likely to end the British and Irish Lion’s season.

“It was unlucky. I made my tackle and he landed on his foot. I feel sorry for him and hope he recovers,” Koroibete said.

Rugby league convert Koroibete is set to make a sixth appearance for Australia when they face England at Twickenham on Saturday in pursuit of a fourth successive Test win.

“It will be a big challenge against England. They’re one of the best teams in the world and it’s a big challenge for us. Hopefully it will be a good game,” Koroibete said.

“We have a special bond this year and everyone looks after each other and helps each other.

“Last year when I was a part of this tour I was a passenger because I was settling in. I sat in the crowd against Wales watching the boys and enjoying the atmosphere.

“So it was good to actually play against Wales and feel the energy of the crowd.”

Wales v Australia - Under Armour Series 2017

Meanwhile, Warren Gatland is expected to pick the versatile Scott Williams alongside Owen Williams in Davies' absence for the upcoming matches against New Zealand and South Africa.

But first Wales must overcome a potential banana skin in the form of Georgia on Saturday.

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