Eddie Jones has thrown several curveballs in announcing his 33-man World Cup squad. Nor can he be accused of picking a conservative squad. It’s the anthesis of that.
Jones has largely backed youth, with all but five members of the squad under the age of 30. With an average age of 26 and average caps of 20, this is officially Australia’s least experienced World Cup squad since 1991.
Test stalwarts Michael Hooper, the Wallabies’ most-capped captain, and Quade Cooper, a man whose story has captivated most and spanned several junctures, have not been spared.
Jones has taken a…
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