Wallabies duo ruled out of Bledisloe Cup opener

Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika has confirmed that Karmichael Hunt and winger Eto Nabuli will miss Australia’s Bledisloe Cup clash with New Zealand next month.

Hunt and the returning Kurtley Beale were set to compete for the No.12 spot but with Hunt ruled out, the ex-Wasps man is in line to make his first start for the Wallabies in two years.

“Karmichael [Hunt] is going to be out for six to eight weeks,” coach Michael Cheika told reporters.


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“He ended up having a small operation on his syndesmosis injury and will do nothing for the first 10 days before we start working on him and his fitness levels.

“He’s very disappointed but there’s nothing you can do about it when the injury happens, you’ve got to get on with it. It makes an opportunity for someone else in the team now,



The 30-year-old, will be aiming to return for the Wallabies’ away Rugby Championship Tests in South Africa and Argentina in October.

Meanwhile, wing Eto Nabuli has also been ruled out for the Bledisloe Cup opener, with an ankle and a posterior cruciate ligament injury.

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