Lockyer expected to be fit for World Cup final

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The Australian captain, Darren Lockyer, has joined Brent Tate and Paul Gallen as a doubt for Saturday's World Cup final.

All three have been named in Australia's team to face New Zealand in Brisbane, but Tate has not trained this week and had a scan yesterday on a hip injury. Lockyer also missed training with a sore throat, but is expected to recover in time for the final at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium, as is Gallen, who has a thigh strain.