Hewat’s shock omission

Peter Hewat looks destined to never play for the Wallabies.

The Waratahs fullback, who for the second successive year proved one of the stars of the Vodacom Super 14, has again been overlooked for the Australian squad.

Not even a change of coach in John Connolly could brighten Hewat’s international prospects and he has not cracked an invite to Connolly’s squad of 40. Other Waratahs missing include David Lyons and Morgan Turinui, while veteran prop Bill Young and last year’s international rookie of the year Drew Mitchell have also not made the squad.