Stephen Moore outlines goals as new Wallabies captain

NEW Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore has laid down the law after being handed the new title.

During a press conference with coach Ewan McKenzie on the Gold Coast yesterday, Moore outlined a number of goals, including getting Australia to the No.1 world rugby union ranking (from No.3).

“If I didn’t think we could (get to No.1) I wouldn’t be here. You wouldn’t sign up because there’s no point staying where we are,” Moore said.


Fox Sports reports, Moore’s impressive maiden address was spiked with passion and trophy hunger plus a clear message that misbehaving Wallabies would have no place on the 15-month journey to the World Cup.

“We’ve got to get better in everything we do because, ultimately, we want to achieve something as a team.”

“To get this opportunity to lead is very special. In the same breath I’m not going to get caught up in the romantic side of it, we’ve got a Test to win against France on Saturday.”

Last year, Moore spoke out and branded the 4am Burger King night of James O’Connor and Kurtley Beale as “unacceptable” when former coach Robbie Deans dished out no punishment in the middle of the British and Irish Lions Test series.

Adam Ashley-Cooper, another 91-Test stalwart, and young NSW flanker Michael Hooper, a Test captain of the future, are Moore’s vice-captains.