Wallaby captain to miss 4 weeks for Waratahs
Sydney - Wallabies captain Michael Hooper is expected to
miss four weeks with a hamstring injury sustained during Australia's third-Test
loss to Ireland on Saturday.
Waratahs assistant coach Simon Cron confirmed the minimum
month-long time frame on Monday, meaning Hooper's only chance of playing again
for the Waratahs would be if the Sydney-based side make the Super Rugby
Hooper limped off clutching at his left hamstring after 16
minutes of the Wallabies' 20-16 loss.
Cron says "I know our physios are working with the
Wallaby physios ... but it's very early, so they'll keep working through
New South Wales is on top of the Australian conference on 35
points, one ahead of the Melbourne Rebels, who they play on Friday as the
competition returns to action after a month-long break for internationals.
The Waratahs may also be without Israel Folau, who faces a
judicial hearing for making contact in the air with Irish captain Peter
O'Mahony during Saturday's Test.
The Wallabies are idle until the start of the Rugby Championship on August 18 against New Zealand in Sydney.