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Mitchell out of World Cup

Australia winger Drew Mitchell has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup with a hamstring injury.

Mitchell suffered a grade one strain in Saturday's 68-22 victory over Russia and will be out for six weeks.

Waratahs winger Lachie Turner has been called up as his replacement while Western Force flanker Matt Hodgson will fill the vacancy in the squad left by Wycliff Palu's absence.

Palu departed New Zealand last week after also sustaining a hamstring injury, but the Wallabies delayed announcing a replacement in order to assess their growing injury problems.

Turner and Hodgson will join Australia's squad in Wellington on Monday.


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