Genia and Horne ruled out of Wallabies tour

Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika has announced a 31-man touring squad for their Rugby Championship match against Argentina and left Will Genia and Rob Horne out of the squad.

Will Genia and Rob Horne have both been ruled out of the squad due to injury, following Australia’s four point victory over the Springboks in Brisbane on the weekend.

Genia suffered bone bruising and minor cartilage damage to his knee, while Horne will return to Sydney with a calf strain.

Wallabies Head Coach Michael Cheika said.”It’s disappointing for Will and Rob to miss this upcoming Test. They have both made an outstanding contribution to the group this past two weeks, and will continue to remain part of the wider squad from afar.”

“Will is due to have some minor surgery this week and we are confident he will be available for selection for the Bledisloe Cup series.

“We have taken a conservative approach with Rob and the additional week off will serve him well going into the next stage of our campaign.

Nick Cummins and Nic White will join the squad as their replacements, with two further additions in hooker James Hanson and prop Tetera Faulkner.

They will return as official members of the 31-man squad, after being used as additional training squad players in the lead-up to the Springboks Test.

31 Man Wallabies Squad

Adam Ashley-Cooper (Waratahs)
Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)
Quade Cooper (Reds)
Nick Cummins (Force)
Tetera Faulkner (Force)
Scott Fardy (Brumbies)
Israel Folau (Waratahs)
Bernard Foley (Waratahs)
Matt Giteau (Toulon)
James Hanson (Reds)
Scott Higginbotham (Rebels)
Greg Holmes (Reds)
Michael Hooper (Waratahs)
James Horwill (Reds)
Sekope Kepu (Waratahs)
Tevita Kuridrani (Brumbies)
Stephen Moore – Captain (Brumbies)
Drew Mitchell (Toulon)
Ben McCalman (Force)
Sean McMahon (Rebels)
Dean Mumm (Waratahs)
Nick Phipps (Waratahs)
David Pocock (Brumbies)
Tatafu Polota-Nau (Waratahs)
Scott Sio (Brumbies)
Rob Simmons (Reds)
Will Skelton (Waratahs)
James Slipper (Reds)
Matt Toomua (Brumbies)
Joe Tomane (Brumbies)
Nic White (Brumbies)

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