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Wallabies on sabbatical hammer another nail in Super Rugby’s coffin – The Guardian

Michael Hooper and other high-profile players will be absent next year, just when showcasing the best talent will be critical

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Michael Hoopers sabbatical in Japan next year will be a great outcome for the Wallabies captain and the Australian Test team, but it a body blow to Super Rugby and the NSW Waratahs.
As part of Rugby Australias agreement with the Rugby Union Players Association to accept big pay cuts as a result of the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Hooper is one of a select group of players allowed a stint overseas.
By playing for Top League club Toyota Verblitz, Hooper will potentially recoup …

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