Moore to miss Springboks Test

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by Beth Newman

Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore will not feature in the Wallabies’ Test against South Africa in Perth, with the former skipper staying home.

Moore has opted to remain in Brisbane as he and wife Courtney prepare for the birth of their third child.

The 34-year-old started in both of Australia’s Bledisloe Cup Tests in the past fortnight, with Tatafu Polota-Nau his back-up.

Moore will be replaced in the squad by Tolu Latu, with the Waratahs hooker overcoming a neck issue that interrupted the end of his Super Rugby season.

Uelese is relishing the Wallabies work. Photo: ARU MediaThe change may open the door for Rebels rookie Jordan Uelese to enter the Test fray, with the 20-year-old having been part of the squad throughout the Rugby Championship.

Moore is the only absentee from the squad to tour to Perth and Canberra, with the rake expected to be available for the second leg, against Argentina in the nation’s capital.

The Wallabies squad will convene in Perth on Sunday afternoon, ahead of their September 9 clash with the Springboks at nib Stadium.

South Africa named its squad for the two-week tour earlier this week.

Australia takes on South Africa on Saturday September 9, kicking off at 6pm AWST, 8pm AEST, LIVE on FOX SPORTS, Network Ten and via RADIO.


Wallabies squad for Argentina and South Africa Tests.

IN: Tolu Latu

OUT: Stephen Moore (child)


Allan Alaalatoa, 14 Tests, Brumbies

Rory Arnold, 14 Tests, Brumbies

Adam Coleman, 13 Tests, Western Force

Jack Dempsey, 1 Test, NSW Waratahs

Kane Douglas, 31 Tests, Queensland Reds

Tetera Faulkner, 2 Tests, Western Force

Ned Hanigan, 5 Tests, NSW Waratahs

Michael Hooper (c), 70 Tests, NSW Waratahs

Sekope Kepu, 82 Tests, NSW Waratahs

Adam Korczyk*, Queensland Reds

Tolu Latu, 4 Tests, NSW Waratahs

Sean McMahon, 17 Tests, Melbourne Rebels

Tatafu Polota-Nau, 73 Tests, Western Force

Tom Robertson, 11 Tests, NSW Waratahs

Izack Rodda, 1 Test, Queensland Reds

Rob Simmons, 73 Tests, Queensland Reds

Scott Sio, 34 Tests, Brumbies

Lopeti Timani, 9 Tests, Melbourne Rebels

Jordan Uelese*, Melbourne Rebels


Kurtley Beale, 62 Tests, NSW Waratahs

Israel Folau, 57 Tests, NSW Waratahs

Bernard Foley (vc), 47 Tests, NSW Waratahs

Will Genia (vc), 80 Tests

Dane Haylett-Petty, 18 Tests, Western Force

Reece Hodge, 15 Tests, Melbourne Rebels

Samu Kerevi, 9 Tests, Queensland Reds

Marika Koroibete*, Melbourne Rebels

Tevita Kuridrani, 49 Tests, Brumbies

Billy Meakes*, Western Force

Izaia Perese*, Queensland Reds

Nick Phipps, 53 Tests, NSW Waratahs

Joe Powell, 2 Tests, Brumbies

Curtis Rona, 1 Test, Western Force

Henry Speight, 14 Tests, Brumbies

*denotes uncapped player