21st November 08:20 AM
Hooper out with injury, Pocock to captain Wallabies
By Semi Turaga
Friday 14/09/2018
David Pocock will play openside flanker and captain the Wallabies against Argentina

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 openside 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.

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

This will be Pocock's first match as skipper since the 2016 Test against France when Hooper was rested.

The Wallabies have won 24 of the 37 Tests where Pocock has started at openside.

The All Blacks will take on the Springboks at 7.35pm tomorrow while the Wallabies will face Argentina at 10pm tomorrow night.

[Source: rugby.com.au]

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