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Another double Bledisloe Cup blow for Wallabies

Joe Tomane and Chris Feauai-Sautia will miss the third Bledisloe Cup clash

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Article Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013

Australia's Wallabies have suffered yet another double blow for their Bledisloe Cup clash with New Zealand's All Blacks as Joe Tomane and Chris Feauai-Sautia have both been ruled out.

Brumbies and Reds Wingers Joe Tomane and Chris Feauai-Sautia have both been ruled out of the third Bledisloe Cup match with hamstring soreness.

Tomane and Feauai-Sautia join goalkicking center Christian Lealiifano (ankle) and flanker Scott Fardy (eye) on the injury list this week ahead of the Dunedin match.

Rugby World Cup and Rugby Championship winners the All Blacks have already beaten Australia twice this year and they have retained the Bledisloe Cup for 2013.

The Australian Rugby Union issued a statement saying Tomane and Feauai-Sautia had "hamstring awareness issues" and wouldn't risk aggravating the problems before departing next week on the Wallabies' five-test tour of Europe.

Uncapped Waratahs winger Peter Betham has been added to the Wallabies squad and will travel to New Zealand on Wednesday with the squad.

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