Rocky Elsom axed from Wallabies
Waratahs captain Rocky Elsom. Photo AAP Images/Greg WOOD
Former Wallabies captain Rocky Elsom has been axed from the Wallabies squad by coach Robbie Deans.
The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that Elsom, who was skipper of the Wallabies just a year ago, has been cut from the squad to take on Scotland and Wales in the upcoming Tests.
It will be the first time since his debut in 2005 that Elsom has missed selection for the Wallabies, with injuries plaguing his most recent campaigns for Australia and the NSW Waratahs.
It is possible that Elsom has played his last game for the Wallabies.
It’s understood that the NSW Waratahs are considering allowing Elsom to leave the club at the end of the season to play in Japan for significant money, which would rule him out of playing for Australia.
The Herald reports that Elsom’s departure would save the Waratahs and ARU in excess of A$300,000 and A$400,000 respectively.
The Wallabies squad is announced on May 28th – The Roar will be live blogging the announcement.
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