Updated: Sunday, 08 June 2014 09:47 | By Agence France-Presse

Wallaby skipper Moore out for season with knee injury

Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore said on Sunday he was out for the rest of the year with a serious knee injury.


Wallaby skipper Moore out for season with knee injury

Australian hooker and captain Stephen Moore (C-L) sustains a serious knee injury whilst tackling French flanker Bernard le Roux during their Test match at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, on June 7, 2014 - by Patrick Hamilton

Scans revealed that Moore ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament and medial ligament in the opening minute of Saturday's 50-23 Test win over France in Brisbane.

"I'm going to need some surgery to repair my ACL/MCL. Will get it fixed up and look to go again," Moore tweeted.

The 92-Test hooker injured his left knee after falling awkwardly while making a tackle on French flanker Bernard Le Roux.

Moore, 31, captaining Australia for the first time, attempted to play on but was forced off the field by his injury, and was replaced by Tatafu Polota-Nau.

Flanker Michael Hooper took over the Wallaby captaincy and led from the front in a superb display.

Moore's injury is the latest in a series that struck down James Horwill, David Pocock and Will Genia in 2012, when the Australian captains were all injured in quick succession.

Moore will also miss the final games for the ACT Brumbies, who are lying fourth in Super Rugby with three games left to next month's top-six play-offs.

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