31 Jul 2014

Speight ruled out of Wallabies Rugby Championship

7:00 am on 31 July 2014

The Australian winger Henry Speight will be sidelined for a month with a hamstring injury and he's been replaced in the Wallabies squad for the Rugby Championship by Peter Betham.

Fijian-born Speight was included in the squad last week despite not becoming eligible to play for Australia on residency grounds until September 11, halfway through the tournament.

Betham, who won his only cap against New Zealand last year, has missed the Waratahs' run to the Super Rugby final because of a broken foot but he's still in the frame for a place on the bench for Saturday's match against the Crusaders.