Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has reacted to the 0-4 start to his reign by blowing up the squad and starting again for the World Cup next month, ending the Test careers of Quade Cooper and Michael Hooper in the process.
French-based lock Will Skelton was named captain for the tournament with a demotion for James Slipper, while Australia’s longest-serving skipper Hooper was left out of the 33-man squad altogether. Tate McDermott will serve as Skelton’s deputy in the seven-week tournament starting September 8.
The team, with an average age of 26, an average Test caps of 20 and 25…
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