Cold snap causing Roos problems

The cold snap in England's north is causing problems for the touring Kangaroos who have again been forced to delay training to allow the ground to thaw out.

The team was set to head to its training base today when the call came through that the ground was frozen. Australia's rivals New Zealand has several injury and personal concerns ahead of Sunday's Elland Road showdown.

Champion halfback Stacey Jones has returned home to Auckland to be with wife Rachelle who is due to give birth sometime this week. Forwards Frank Pritchard, who will have further tests today after suffering concussion in Friday night's unimpressive Test win over France, and Paul Rauhihi, who has a thigh injury, are in doubt for the Tri-Nations final.