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Rugby World Cup: Australia v Uruguay - Mumm's the word after double joy for Oz ace

By Staff Reporter

Dean Mumm is looking for a victory that would secure a treble reason for celebration at the end of probably the most eventful week of his life.

On Thursday he was given the news that he would captain Australia for the first time when they face Uruguay in tomorrow's World Cup clash in Birmingham.

There was little time to think about that, however, as the 31-year-old second row then left the team's headquarters to head to London, where his wife Sarah had gone into labour with their second child before giving birth to a baby boy.

"He's going to start learning about the 'benefits' of no sleep, isn't he, because he will be playing off the back of no sleep," said Australia coach Michael Cheika of the man who is ironically nicknamed 'Mummy'.

"But I'm sure he's got a lot of good feelings at the moment and I'm sure that good feeling will flow through for the rest of his life."

Pool A: Villa Pk, Birmingham, Sun 12noon (ITV)

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