The Jillaroos' Samantha Bremner has been ruled out of Saturday's World Cup final against New Zealand.
The Jillaroos' Samantha Bremner has been ruled out of Saturday's World Cup final against New Zealand. DAN HIMBRECHTS

Injury restricts Bremner to cheering in World Cup final

JILLAROOS sensation Sam Bremner has been officially ruled out of today's World Cup final with a fractured fibula.

The Australian women had their final training run at Langlands Park yesterday morning ahead of their highly anticipated showdown with the Kiwi Ferns.

Star fullback Bremner had to watching from the sidelines, however, after a stress fracture to her leg was confirmed.

Bremner broke that news on Instagram and said although it wasn't how she envisioned her World Cup experience, she would be the loudest supporter on the sidelines today.

"The good news is everything is still perfectly healthy with my voice box,” she said.

"Even though this is not how I envisioned my World Cup experience to be, I really wouldn't want to change my journey for anyone else's.”

Bremner has not played in this year's World Cup, battling injuries throughout the tournament.

She suffered a leg injury ahead of the first pool match and coach Brad Donald said it was probably her efforts to back get to full fitness that caused the stress fracture.

"Unfortunately for Sammy she's had a number of issues with her leg and we're going to have to look a whole lot closer at what's going on there,” Donald said.

"If anyone knows Sammy, she's worked really hard to get back and it's actually put more stress on her leg.

"We've had three or four scans over the last couple of weeks so there's been a change in that.”

The other injury concern for the Jillaroos is winger Karina Brown, who has a minor groin complaint.



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