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ARU want answers from O'Connor

Australia international James O'Connor has been asked to explain his absence from the Wallabies World Cup squad announcement on Thursday.

There are suggestions in Australia that the versatile back's Bledisloe Cup place is under threat after his no-show this week, which has prompted an investigation by the Australian Rugby Union.

While O'Connor has apparently told the ARU that he slept through his alarm, a spokesman for the body told the Herald Sun: "James informed us on the morning of the squad announcement he was unable to be present. We have requested James provide us with a full explanation for his non-appearance."

The Spokesman continued: "Until such time (as) we have received that explanation, we are not in a position to comment further."

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