Australia captain Michael Hooper withdraws from match against Argentina

“I don’t feel capable of taking responsibility at the moment in my current state of mind,” said the 30-year-old.

Australia will have to do without Michael Hooper on Saturday against Argentina in Mendoza. The captain of the Wallabies has indeed preferred to give up this meeting. “Although this decision was not made easily, I know it is the right one for me and for the team at this stage. My whole career I have sought to put the team first and I don’t feel capable of taking responsibility at the moment in my current state of mind.he said in a Rugby Australia press release.

James Slipper inherits the captaincy in his absence, and it is Fraser McReight who takes his place in the field. International 121 times, Hooper, 30, did not specify whether this break was intended to last or whether it only concerns this meeting with Australia. He also did not detail the exact reasons for this downturn.

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