23 Sep 2013

Wallaby O'Connor stood down

10:59 am on 23 September 2013

James O'Connor has been stood down from the Wallabies squad by coach Ewen McKenzie for at least two tests after finding the Australian back had behaved unacceptably in Perth last weekend.

O'Connor was prevented from boarding a flight to Bali in Perth early last Sunday because he was allegedly intoxicated.

O'Connor will not travel with the team on Monday, when they leave Sydney for their final two Rugby Championship tests in South Africa and Argentina.

He has been replaced in the squad by uncapped winger Peter Betham of the New South Wales Waratahs.