Wallabies flanker Pocock suffers broken hand

PERTH, Australia (AP) " Wallabies flanker David Pocock will miss the remainder of the Rugby Championship after suffering a broken hand during Saturday's test against Argentina in Perth.

The 28-year-old Pocock has only recently returned to the Australia team after suffering a broken eye socket during the June test series against England. His international career has twice been interupted by knee reconstructions.

A Wallabies team spokesman said Pocock is to undergo minor surgery in Perth to help repair the fracture.

Australia is currently second in the Rugby Championship after Saturday's 36-20 win over Argentina. New Zealand clinched the title with their 41-13 win over South Africa earlier Saturday.

The Wallabies have away matches remaining against Argentina and South Africa.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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