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Australia with Will Skelton and Michael Hooper for November tour

Australia with Will Skelton and Michael Hooper for November tour

Australia coach Dave Rennie announced his 36-man squad for the November tour on Sunday. A hearty schedule awaits the Wallabies with Scotland (October 30), France (November 6), Italy (13), Ireland (20) and Wales (27).

A list marked by the arrival of Michael Hooper. The 121-cap third-rower sat out the Rugby Championship this summer to protect his mental health and battle personal problems. Obviously, Hooper is doing great. It was made clear that he would not regain the captaincy on this tour. Prop James Slipper will be captain. ” This is good news for the team. Renee commented on Hooper’s return. For now we want him to focus. His only role is to come back to the team and play. ยป

Under the pressure of a Rugby Championship that ended in two defeats to third-placed New Zealand, Rennie La Rochelle brought in second-row Will Skelton, who could only play in the three Tests scheduled in the international window (France, Italy, Ireland). Australian FA regulations allow Rennie to take two players from outside Australia. Fly-half Bernard Foley, who plays in Japan, is also on the case, while winger Marika Koroibet and second-row Rory Arnold are being retained by the Japanese owners. Other notable omissions from the list include Kurtley Beale and Quade Cooper.

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Australian band for November tour:

Leads: Alan Alalatova, Folau Fainga, Nick Frost, Matt Gibbon, Longie Gleeson, Ned Hannigan, Jed Holloway, Michael Hooper, Lachlan Lonergan, Fraser McGreid, Cadine Neville, Matt Phillip, Dave Borecki, Tom Pete Sambutson, James Slipper, Sam Talagai, Daniela Dubo, Rob Valletini.

Rear: Tom Banks, Jack Campbell, Ben Donaldson, Lalakai Foghetti, Bernard Foley, Jack Gordon, Reece Hodge, Len Igitau, Andrew Kellaway, Noah Lolesio, Tate McDermott, Mark Navaganitavas, Hunter Baisamy, Jordan Petaya, Wright.