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Wallaby Izack Rodda ruled out for year

By Vince Rugari, Vince Rugari is a Roar Guru

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    Wallabies rookie Izack Rodda has been ruled out for the rest of the year after opting for surgery on his injured shoulder.

    The decision will ensure the 21-year-old lock, who has started in Australia’s last two Test outings, is fit in time for the new Super Rugby campaign.

    Rodda only made his debut for the Queensland Reds in the opening round of this season but quickly impressed Wallabies coach Michael Cheika, who handed him a debut off the bench in the narrow Bledisloe Cup defeat in Dunedin.

    Wallabies Squad for final Bledisloe Test

    Forwards

    Allan Alaalatoa – Brumbies
    Rory Arnold – Brumbies
    Adam Coleman – Western Force
    Jack Dempsey – NSW Waratahs
    Tetera Faulkner – Melbourne Rebels
    Ned Hanigan – NSW Waratahs
    Michael Hooper (c) – NSW Waratahs
    Sekope Kepu – NSW Waratahs
    Adam Korczyk – Queensland Reds
    Sean McMahon – Melbourne Rebels
    Stephen Moore – Queensland Reds
    Tatafu Polota-Nau – Western Force
    Tom Robertson – NSW Waratahs
    Rob Simmons – NSW Waratahs
    Scott Sio – Brumbies
    Lopeti Timani – Melbourne Rebels
    Lukhan Tui – Queensland Reds
    Jordan Uelese – Melbourne Rebels

    Backs

    Kurtley Beale – NSW Waratahs
    Israel FolauNSW Waratahs
    Bernard Foley (vc) – NSW Waratahs
    Will Genia (vc) – Melbourne Rebels
    Reece Hodge – Melbourne Rebels
    Karmichael Hunt – Queensland Reds
    Samu Kerevi – Queensland Reds
    Marika Koroibete – Melbourne Rebels
    Tevita Kuridrani – Brumbies
    Billy Meakes – Western Force
    Izaia Perese – Queensland Reds
    Nick Phipps – NSW Waratahs
    Joe Powell – Brumbies
    Curtis Rona – Western Force
    Henry Speight – Brumbies

    Development Group

    Folau Fainga’a – Brumbies
    Jermaine Ainsley – Western Force
    Duncan Paia’aua – Queensland Reds

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    The Crowd Says (17)

    • October 17th 2017 @ 12:09pm
      Ben said | October 17th 2017 @ 12:09pm | ! Report

      Oh well…Rettallick and Romano are out too so evens up a tiny fraction altough Rettallick is more of a loss.

    • October 17th 2017 @ 12:25pm
      Jp said | October 17th 2017 @ 12:25pm | ! Report

      Ol rodda, waltzing into the wallabies unchallenged.

    • October 17th 2017 @ 12:49pm
      jameswm said | October 17th 2017 @ 12:49pm | ! Report

      Out for a year and out for the rest of the year?

      Pretty big difference. Fortunately it’s the latter.

      So does Simmons start? Would much rather Arnold. He looked like a man playing against boys in the small part of the NRC game I saw.

      • October 17th 2017 @ 2:35pm
        Ed said | October 17th 2017 @ 2:35pm | ! Report

        That was the impression I had of Rory at the ground. Hopefully his knee knock is minor.

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          October 17th 2017 @ 3:22pm
          Train Without A Station said | October 17th 2017 @ 3:22pm | ! Report

          Apparently it is.

          • October 17th 2017 @ 7:07pm
            Paul D said | October 17th 2017 @ 7:07pm | ! Report

            Sat out training but is expected to be fit according to latest reports.

    • October 17th 2017 @ 2:41pm
      Terry said | October 17th 2017 @ 2:41pm | ! Report

      Cheika has his wish-Hanigan to start at lock with Coleman,Simmo off the bench.

      • Roar Guru

        October 17th 2017 @ 4:29pm
        John R said | October 17th 2017 @ 4:29pm | ! Report

        Cheika: Please let this player get injured, so I can stop picking him, even though there is literally nothing stopping me from not picking him. That way I can select a player in a position that I’ve literally never picked him for.

    • October 17th 2017 @ 3:31pm
      ethan said | October 17th 2017 @ 3:31pm | ! Report

      Hard luck on the big fella, is a promising prospect. Look forward to seeing him go round in red again next year.

    • Roar Guru

      October 17th 2017 @ 4:16pm
      John R said | October 17th 2017 @ 4:16pm | ! Report

      Start Tui. Simmons can come off the bench, early if the linout/scrum is a distaster.

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