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Australia's only capped hooker ruled out with suspected cruciate injury

Jordan Uelese was expected to start next week’s first Test.

Uelese: injured in Melbourne Rebels' win over the Blues.
Uelese: injured in Melbourne Rebels' win over the Blues.
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AUSTRALIA HOOKER JORDAN UELESE is out of the Ireland series after suffering a suspected ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in the Melbourne Rebels’ win over the Blues in Auckland.

Uelese, 21, will have further scans on his left knee in Melbourne this week with a replacement player for the Wallabies squad to be confirmed on Monday.

Uelese had to be helped from the field early in the second half of the Rebels’ 20-10 win in Auckland in the Super Rugby match on Saturday.

In Tatafu Polota-Nau’s absence, Uelese was the obvious choice to start at hooker against Joe Schmidt’s Six Nations champions.

Uncapped duo Brandon Paenga-Amosa and Folau Faingaa are the other hookers in the Wallabies squad, with Uelese’s Rebels teammate Anaru Rangi also in with a chance of a call-up to the 33-man squad.

© – AFP, 2018

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