Triston Reilly made a miraculous recovery from an ankle injury to return to the starting side for the Junior Wallabies in their heartbreaking 24-23 defeat to France in the Under-20s World Cup final on Sunday morning.
The South West Rocks product rolled his ankle in the tournament opener and was forced to miss the next three games in the lead up to the final.
However, Triston proved his fitness in the captain's run and Australian coach Jason Gilmore reinstated the flyer onto the right wing for Australia.
The Junior Wallabies managed to cross for three tries to France's two in the see-sawing match but ultimately penalty goals proved the difference.
The annual Under-20s World Cup, which began in 2008, has never been won by Australia and Sunday marked only the second time the green and gold have reached the decider.
France have won the tournament the past two years.
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