Hooper to leave Wallabies tour

Hooper to leave Wallabies tour

By Alipate Narawa
Saturday 06/08/2022
Wallabies captain Michael Hooper

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper will fly home from Argentina after informing coach Dave Rennie he is not in the right head space to play Test rugby.

Hooper trained with the team all week and was named to play, but he approached medical staff and management on Thursday night to reveal his mindset was not in the place it needs to be to lead the team against the Pumas on Sunday morning.

James Slipper will take over the Wallabies captaincy, and Fraser McReight will come into the team at No.7.

There is no timeline on how long Hooper will take a break from rugby but the Wallabies are supportive of the 121-Test skipper taking as long as he needs.

The Wallabies will face Argentina at 7.10 am tomorrow while the All Blacks face the Springboks at 3.05 am tomorrow.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
Commonwealth Games 2022
98 athletes carry the hopes of the nation to the 2022 Commonwealth Games
4 days ago

2022-2023 National Budget Debate
The 2022/2023 National Budget Debate full coverage.
11 days ago

OFC Women’s Nations Cup: Fiji Kulas
The Digicel Fiji Kulas outclassed Solomon Islands 3-1 in a physical encounter in the OFC Women’s Nations Cup and secured a spot in the grand final ...
12 days ago
Some primary and secondary students roaming around in the Suva Bus Stand and the foreshore areas as late as 8pm
Some primary and secondary students continue to be seen in school uniform or sports gear after school hours, roaming around in the Suva Bus Stand and ...
4 hours ago
Report says Northern Division has the highest prevalence of child marriage
The Northern Division has the highest prevalence of child marriage, with 12 percent of women surveyed aged 20 to 49 years who first married or in ...
3 hours ago

Namulomulo is my forever home – Salote Radrodro
SODELPA MP Salote Radrodro is currently giving evidence in her trial and has stated that Namulomulo Village is her forever home. Radrodro is ...
7 hours ago

Tributes rolling in for Olivia Newton-John
Tributes have started rolling in for Olivia Newton-John who passed away earlier this morning. John Travolta paid tribute to his Grease co-star on ...
7 hours ago

Aman Ravindra-Singh to be sentenced on Monday
Lautoka lawyer, Aman Ravindra-Singh will be sentenced on Monday. This is after his application for a order for a permanent stay in the committal ...
7 hours ago

No new $0.88 numismatic banknotes will be entering into circulation
The Reserve Bank of Fiji says the newly-announced $0.88 numismatic banknote is among the hundreds of non-circulation numismatic currency that the RBF ...
8 hours ago