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The trophy the Wallabies and England will now play for has befittingly been renamed the Ella-Mobbs Cup, but it could perhaps become colloquially known as ‘Mullet’.

While the Cup is currently having the final touches put on it before it is unveiled next Friday at Perth’s Optus Stadium ahead of the first Test against Eddie Jones’ England, Mark Ella revealed the fish that powered the world’s best player will feature on the trophy – mullet. The trophy is being designed by his niece, Natalie Bateman.

“Natalie’s a pretty good artist and she knows what we needed to put together,” Ella told reporters from Coogee Oval.

“I made a couple of suggestions about mullet.

“Now, that might sound funny to many people, but my dad was a net fisherman and we caught mullet right throughout our summers and my (Wallabies) brothers Glen and Gary played a big role in that.

“When you come…

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