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Rugby union - Super struggles won't hurt Wallabies -- Hooper

AFP logoAFP 15/05/2017

Australia's Super Rugby struggles will not carry over to the national team in next month's three home Tests, Wallabies vice-captain Michael Hooper vowed Monday. © Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images Australia's Super Rugby struggles will not carry over to the national team in next month's three home Tests, Wallabies vice-captain Michael Hooper vowed Monday. Australia's Super Rugby struggles will not carry over to the national team in next month's three home Tests, Wallabies vice-captain Michael Hooper vowed Monday.

There are concerns for the Wallabies, who face Fiji, Scotland and Italy during June, after a demoralising Super Rugby campaign and domination by New Zealand provincial teams. But flanker Hooper believes the national team will be strong in the international arena.

"The ability to separate those (Super Rugby and Tests) is something the Wallabies have always been good at and something that the coaching staff will definitely look into," he told reporters.

"It's a new challenge. It's a quick turnaround from Super Rugby into international stuff."

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