JOHANNESBURG - Test hooker Stephen Moore is on his way back to Australia from South Africa after a hamstring injury prematurely ended his Rugby Championship.
Against the Springboks in Pretoria on Sunday, Moore was set to become the most capped hooker in Wallabies history, overtaking Jeremy Paul with the pair currently both on 72.
However, the 29-year-old re-injured his troublesome hamstring at training and returned home yesterday.
The injury has forced him to miss the past two Wallabies Tests. Tatafu Polota-Nau will start at hooker and Saia Faingaa will come on to the bench.