Moore regains Wallabies captaincy

Coach Michael Cheika has named Stephen Moore as Wallabies captain for the 2015 season.

The 32-year-old, who forfeited the captaincy to flanker Michael Hooper when he succumbed to a knee-injury against France last year, will be assisted by Hooper and outside centre Adam Ashley-Cooper after the Waratahs duo were appointed as vice-captains. 

'Stephen is not only a player who leads by example on the field, but he is a man who exemplifies the qualities of a Wallabies captain and it is a testament to his character that he has been able to overcome a setback and put himself in a position to lead his country again,' said Cheika. 'Leadership is going to be a massive part of this journey, and both Adam and Michael will have a big part to play in supporting him.'

Australia's first Test of the year is against the Springboks on 18 July in Brisbane.


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