Karmichael Hunt out of Bledisloe openers

Wallabies utility back Karmichael Hunt has undergone ankle surgery, ruling him out of the start of the Rugby Championship.

Beale targets Wallabies No.12 jersey

Kurtley Beale wants a crack at the Wallabies' inside centre spot but acknowledges he faces opposition from incumbent Karmichael Hunt and Reece Hodge.

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