Rugby Union: Bored Campese dropped by his Sydney club

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The Independent Online
DAVID CAMPESE does not warrant selection on the wing for the Wallabies, his club coach said yesterday after dropping the world record try- scorer. The Randwick coach, John Maxwell, left out the 30-year-old Campese, who has played in 72 Tests and scored 52 tries, following the surprise defeat of the holders in the Sydney club competition last Saturday.

'On last week's performance he is not showing the form to play in the national side,' Maxwell said. His decision comes less than a fortnight before Australia's one-off Test against Tonga in Brisbane.

'It has never happened to me before,' said Campese, who is bored with the game because of the new rules concerning rucks and mauls, which he describes as 'hopeless'.