Wallabies coach Michael Cheika expects to hear this week if backrower Lukhan Tui will make himself available for their spring tour to the UK and Europe.
Tui pulled out from their recent matches in South Africa and Argentina after he was involved in a scuffle with a fan following their loss to the Pumas on the Gold Coast last month.
The 22-year-old Queenslander was distraught following the death of his stepfather in the lead-up to the Test, with abuse from a drunk supporter sparking an ugly confrontation.
Cheika said he'd spoken with Tui but so far hadn't received any assurance he wanted to resume his rugby career.
"I've spoken to him and am trying to cajole him back into the saddle because I think it's good for him and for his family that he gets back to doing what he loves," Cheika told Fox Sport's Kick and Chase program.
"But it's a personal issue and he'll make a decision this week around whether he's going to be available for the tour.
"Realistically he needs to get a game under his belt if he is going to be available and I'll see how that pans out over the next day or so."
Meanwhile the Wallabies could have injured star centres Samu Kerevi and Tevita Kuridrani back in the squad for their games against Wales, Italy and England.
Kerevi, who has had a four-month lay off due to surgery on a ruptured biceps suffered in June, is hopeful of turning out for Brisbane City if they qualified for the NRC finals.
The Queensland side face a must-win clash with Canberra Vikings on Sunday.
"It would be ideal to try and get him a game or some rugby before he comes on to the tour," Cheika said of the hard-running No.13.
Brumbies centre Kuridrani has been out for three months with a pectoral injury that has also sidelined him from NRC duties,with Cheika saying it was "touch and go".
Waratahs backrower Jack Dempsey has played four matches to push to add to his six Test caps following his horror hamstring injury late last year.
"I'm going to catch up with him over the next few days just to see what would be best for him," Cheika said.
"It's been a big injury for him so whether coming on tour would be something worthwhile or whether sitting back and getting in a pre-season."
Australian Associated Press