Australia statement: Michael Hooper withdraws for personal reasons - Ruck

Australia statement: Michael Hooper withdraws for personal reasons

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper has withdrawn from today’s Test and will be returning to Australia due to personal reasons.

The 121-Test openside flanker believes he’s not in the mindset to fulfill the responsibility that goes with leading and representing his country at this point in time.

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper said: “While this decision did not come easily I know it is the right one for me and the team at this point in time.”

“My whole career I’ve looked to put the team first and I don’t feel I am able to fulfill my responsibilities at the moment in my current mindset.”

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie said: “Michael’s one of the most professional and impressive men I’ve coached I know this has been a difficult decision for him.”

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