Foloau may move to fullback as back row licks its wounds

ISRAEL Folau may find himself on the move, despite his stunning two-try debut on the wing for the Wallabies against the British and Irish Lions at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.

With Australia's backline resembling a hospital casualty ward, Folau might replace his NSW teammate Berrick Barnes (jaw) at fullback in the Saturday's must-win second Test in Melbourne.

Barnes was taken off just before half-time in the bruising encounter, coming off worse for wear after a head clash with Folau.

Barnes had scans yesterday, and he was not alone on the injured list.

Christian Lealiifano (concussion), Pat McCabe (neck), Adam Ashley-Cooper (shoulder) and winger Digby Ioane (shoulder/elbow) were all in the wars.

Veteran flanker George Smith, his uncapped Brumbies teammate, fullback Jesse Mogg, and Queensland Reds centre Ben Tapuai, have been called into the squad as cover.

Smith last played for the Wallabies in Cardiff in 2009, in what was his 110th Test.

Captain James Horwill was to face a disciplinary hearing in Melbourne last night after yesterday being cited for allegedly stamping on Lions lock Alun Wyn Jones.

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