As we expected Michael Hooper was named the new full-time captain of the Wallabies with Moore also early decided to step down from test rugby.
Either way we expected that Hooper would be named the captain even before Moore stepped down as he has not been the number one player in his position as hooker.
Hooper is no stranger to the position as captain and he was maybe not the best but the only one that Cheika could pick as his captain.
Hooper has captain the same poor Waratahs team with plenty of Wallaby quality in the side, to only four wins this Super Ruby season ending a dismal forth place in the Aussie conference and only better than the Sunwolves and Rebels in the overall standings this season.
No many have tried and many will try again to convince me that Super Rugby form has nothing to do with Rugby Championship, but those people are fools.
Australian rugby is in serious trouble on and off the field and poor old Hooper is the man that will have to pull his national team together.
Hooper first captained the Wallabies in 2014 when Moore was injured, becoming the 82nd captain of the Wallabies and also the youngest ever skipper at just 22 years old.
Hooper’s appointment is a step in the right direction at least for the Aussies but there is still hard work to be done to get them back on track