Australia hooker Moore out of Springbok test
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia hooker Stephen Moore has been ruled out of Saturday's Rugby Championship test against South Africa in Perth after he injured a hamstring in training on Thursday.
Moore, who would have become Australia's most capped hooker if he played in his 73rd test on Saturday, has suffered a low grade strain in his right hamstring, the Australian Rugby Union said in a statement.
In Moore's absence, Tatafu Polota-Nau moves up from the bench with Saia Faingaa taking his place among the replacements.
Moore won his 72nd cap to match Jeremy Paul's tally when he was a late injury replacement for Polota-Nau and started the 22-0 loss to New Zealand at Eden Park two weeks ago.
(Editing by Patrick Johnston)