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



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