Wallabies captain Michael Hooper said the squad was in a “sombre mood” in the lead up to the clash.
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Like the rest of the Australian sporting community, the Wallabies have been rocked by the news of the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes and will wear black armbands as a mark of respect when they face England at Twickenham on Saturday.
Wallabies captain Michael Hooper said the team was in a “sombre mood” and would pay its respects by wearing black armbands.
“It’s news you never want to wake up to,” Hooper was quoted as saying by the ABC.
“For us as a team, it was a pretty sombre mood when you are talking about it as a group.
“Our thoughts and all our messages go back to him and his family, and the cricket team back home will pull strong.
“For us it’s tough and you know this weekend we will be showing our messages, hopefully strongly.
“We have enough motivation this weekend and to wear a black armband. I’m sure when you look down, you will be thinking about him and his family.
“We’ve got a job to do and we will be thinking about that in the forefronts of our minds.”
Michael Cheika will be aiming to prevent a third straight loss on the spring tour.