Wallaby David Pocock’s rotten run of injuries took another turn last Saturday night against the Pumas in Perth when he broke his hand to rule him out of the rest of the Rugby Championship.
The Wallabies started their clash last night with the Pumas in Perth as if it was a ODI, piling on 21 unanswered points in the first 12 minutes, with dynamic halfback Will Genia directing traffic.
After the Wallabies come-from-behind win over the Boks 23-17 last week, Michael Cheika made a very pertinent point at the media conference.
The answer is an emphatic ‘yes’. Lleyton Hewitt leads Australia into a must win Davis Cup tie against Slovakia at the Ken Rosewall Arena in Sydney, starting today.
Just when you thought Michael Cheika was in a pick-and-stick selection situation after beating the Springboks, lock Kane Douglas has been axed with backrower Lopeti Timani and winger Henry Speight on the bench for the Pumas’ clash in Perth on Saturday night.
Pro-rata to population, New Zealand must be the best sporting nation on the planet.