Australia scrum-half Nic White targets Bledisloe Cup return

Nic White missed the series against France due to injury
Nic White missed the series against France due to injury

Australia scrum-half Nic White is hoping to be fit and available for the opening Bledisloe Cup Test against New Zealand to be played at Eden Park on 7th August.

White missed the recently concluded Australia's three-match series against France due to a knee injury that he sustained during a training camp.

The 31-year-old, who has featured in 37 Tests for the Wallabies has returned to full training and is now hoping to make a comeback.

"It's coming along really well. [I'm] just taking it day-by-day, which is really [a] cliché, but it's feeling good," he told

"I'm back training now, so fingers crossed I'm able to contribute in some capacity over the next couple of weeks."

White also lauded Australia for their performance against France which they managed to win 2-1 with all the three games decided by close margins. The 31-year-old believes playing France will serve an ideal preparation to take on the All Blacks as they search for their first Bledisloe Cup trophy since 2002.

"That French team is a bloody good team, and that last game especially, going a man down, it's a lot of pressure there to win a series on home soil," he added.

"Guys showed a lot of ticker there, and I think it's only going to hold us in good stead.

"Sometimes we get the All Blacks first game of the Test season, it was good to have someone else to warm into these games."