Australia wing Digby Ioane has declared himself fit for the first Test against the British and Irish Lions in Brisbane on Saturday.
was a major doubt after undergoing knee surgery
at the end of last month and his return will be a filip for Aussie boss Robbie Deans.
Remaining Lions fixtures
- Tue 18 June:
ACT Brumbies, Canberra
- Sat 22 June:
Australia, First Test, Brisbane
- Tue 25 June:
Melbourne Rebels, Melbourne
- Sat 29 June:
Australia, Second Test, Melbourne
- Sat 6 July:
Australia, Third Test, Sydney
"It's feeling good, I'll be ready for this weekend," said Ioane.
"I just had to do the little things first to get it right but now I'm right to go."
Ioane, whose operation was to clean up damaged cartilage in his knee, would be likely to play on the left wing if selected by Deans.
"It had been frustrating but we've got very good doctors and physios," added the Queensland Reds player.
"All I have to do is just get picked for this weekend."