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Date TimeSeptember 25, 2019
VoiceThe Australia winger’s absence will be felt on the pitch but his ban may also leave a psychological scar
Reece Hodge case provides unwanted World Cup distraction for Wallabies | Bret Harris
Australia will miss Reece Hodge in more ways than one following his three-week suspension for a dangerously high tackle on Fijian flanker Peceli Yato. The Wallabies will be denied one of their first-choice wingers for three World Cup pool games, starting with their crucial match against Wales at the weekend, when his absence will likely be felt both physically and mentally.
Hodge should not be needed in the following pool games against Uruguay and Georgia, but Sunday’s match with the Six Nations champions may come to define the Wallabies’ tournament.

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