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Wallabies Michael Hooper ruled out against Argentina

16:23 Fri Sep 14, 2018

Michael Hooper ruled out against Argentina

Taken from/By: Daily Telegraph
Report by: Meli Tavaga

The Wallabies have been dealt a cruel late injury blow for the second straight week with Michael Hooper ruled out of their clash against Argentina with a hamstring injury.

David Pocock shifts to open side flanker in Hooper’s absence and will skipper the side while Pete Samu has been called into the starting XV to line up at No. 8 for the second week in a row.

Ned Hanigan will take Samu’s place on the pine.

The Wallabies skipper tweaked his hamstring in the win over South Africa but laughed off any suggestion of an injury when asked post-match.

He trained on Tuesday and showed no signs he had slowed down, making Friday’s announcement a shock.

Updated Wallabies team to play Argentina:

1. Scott Sio

2. Tatafu Polota-Nau

3. Allan Alaalatoa

4. Rory Arnold

5. Izack Rodda

6. Lukhan Tui

7. David Pocock ©

8. Pete Samu

9. Will Genia

10. Kurtley Beale

11. Marika Koroibete

12. Matt Toomua

13. Reece Hodge

14. Israel Folau

15. Dane Haylett-Petty


16. Folau Faingaa

17. Sekope Kepu

18. Taniela Tupou

19. Adam Coleman

20. Ned Hanigan

21. Nick Phipps

22. Bernard Foley

23. Jack Maddocks

Meanwhile in the Rugby Championship matches this weekend, the All Blacks will meet Springboks at 7.35pm tomorrow and Wallabies take on Argentina at 10pm.

You can watch the Wallabies-Argentina game live on FBC Sports and can catch the delayed coverage of the All Blacks-Springboks match on FBC Sports at 12 mid night.

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