sport news Michael Hooper replaces Stephen Moore as Australia captain

Stephen Moore has stepped down as Test team captain ahead of his retirement Michael Hooper previously captained Australia in 2014 when Moore was injured Australia coach Michael Cheika said Hooper has commanded 'total respect' Hooper will captain the Wallabies when they face New Zealand on August 19

By Press Association

Published: 09:22 BST, 2 August 2017 | Updated: 09:22 BST, 2 August 2017


Michael Hooper has been appointed as the new Australia captain.

The Australian Rugby Union announced that 25-year-old flanker Hooper, who has won 68 caps, will take over from hooker Stephen Moore.

Moore had decided to step down as Test team captain ahead of his retirement from international

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