Australia hooker Moore out of Springbok Test

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.

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Australia's Stephen Moore

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.

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