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Report: Another Australia player ruled out of the World Cup

By Josh Raisey
Eddie Jones, Head Coach of Australia, during the warm up prior to the Rugby World Cup France 2023 match between Australia and Georgia at Stade de France on September 09, 2023 in Paris, France. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Australia’s 19-year-old fullback Max Jorgensen has been ruled out of the World Cup, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The rising Waratahs star was one of the surprise selections in Eddie Jones’ Wallabies World Cup squad, and is yet to feature for the national side at all, let alone at this World Cup.

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According to reports, his chances of earning his first Wallabies cap have come to an end after he suffered a serious ankle injury this week after landing badly while catching a high ball.

This is the latest in a series of setbacks for the Wallabies at the World Cup alone after both captain Will Skelton and Taniela Tupou were ruled out of Sunday’s loss against Fiji with injuries.

This is not the ideal preparation for Sunday’s crunch fixture against Wales, where the Wallabies know they have to win against Warren Gatland’s side to keep their hopes of progressing out of the pool stages alive.

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