Adam Coleman

Coleman ruled out of clash with Brumbies

The star lock was an integral part of Melbourne's win over the Sunwolves, wreaking havoc at lineout time and playing an understated hand in the Rebels attack.

But he pulled up particularly sore after the match and has since been ruled out of the Australian Conference blockbuster, with Ross Haylett-Petty getting the nod in the second row alongside Matt Philip.

Outside of the forced change, coach Dave Wessels has stuck solid with the starting XV that has claimed convincing wins through the opening fortnight.

Wallabies to check on Coleman

The lock damaged his thumb late in the Wallabies' 29-21 victory over Wales at the Principality Stadium last weekend and has been unable to train since.

Coleman, who scored one of four Australia tries in Cardiff, will undergo a fitness test on Thursday to determine whether he will face the Six Nations champions.

Lukhan Tui will also be examined before the encounter with Eddie Jones' men as he recovers from a hamstring injury.

If Coleman and Tui are ruled out, either Matt Philip or the uncapped Blake Enever could come into the side.

Coleman considering his options

The Wallabies lock is a free agent after Western Force lost their Super Rugby status and has been linked with a move to Melbourne Rebels.

Munster are among the European clubs who are said to be keen to sign the 25-year-old, who has been a key player for his country under Michael Cheika.

Coleman faces a dilemma over whether to continue playing at international level or move overseas and will not rush his decision.

"In terms of me, personally, there is a lot of water to go under the bridge and I am just assessing my options at the moment," he said.

Wallabies lose Coleman for remainder of tour

The lock picked up the problem, which tests have proven to be a grade two strain of the medial ligament, in the early stages of the 23-22 success at Murrayfield.

Coleman had also started the 32-8 hammering of Wales the previous week, but his participation in the tour is now over and he will miss further Tests against France, Ireland and England.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika conceded the news was a blow, but has been impressed with the way Coleman has combined with Rory Arnold and taken on the responsibility of the line-out.