Wallabies latest – O’Connor to miss decider
22 Aug 2011
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O’Connor to miss decider – James O’Connor has copped a one-match suspension after failing to arrive for the Wallabies team photo and World Cup squad announcement.
O’Connor was given a suspended A$10,000 ($10,400) fine which will stay in place until the end of 2012 and suspended from this Saturday’s Tri-Nations title decider against the All Blacks. The Wallabies’ utility back was found guilty of breach in conduct on Monday.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, O’Connor told officials on Sunday that he overslept when the alarm on his mobile phone failed to go off, but it’s uncertain whether he was at the team hotel at the time. He was sighted the night before at a different hotel and at several bars.
The Wallabies will name their team for the Test against the All Blacks on Tuesday. Adam Ashley-Cooper is expected to take O’Connor’s place on the wing.