Wallabies to wear black armbands against England to remember Hughes

Wallabies to wear black armbands against England to remember Hughes

By Filipe Naikaso
Saturday 29/11/2014
From left: Australian cricketers Mitchell Starc, Phil Hughes and Brad Haddin traded jerseys Australian Wallabies Israel Folau, Nic White and Matt Toomua in Brisbane in June.(Photo: theage)

The Wallabies will be wearing black armbands against England at Twickenham to remember Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes.

Both teams expressed their shock and sadness at Hughes' passing and it's expected a tribute to him will be held prior to kick-off in tomorrow's test.

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper said Australian players had requested to wear armbands and would be “thinking of Phillip and his family”.

Several Wallabies players had met Hughes and he took part in a cross‑sport promotional photo shoot with Israel Folau, Matt Toomua and Nic White earlier this year.

England will face Australia at 3.30am tomorrow while Wales meet South Africa also at 3.30am.

(Source: TVNZ)

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