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Team news, James O’Connor injury update, Jake Gordon, Tate McDermott, Reece Hodge, analysis

The clock is ticking on James O’Connor’s hopes of leading the Wallabies around Suncorp Stadium against the French on July 7.

O’Connor injured his groin a fortnight ago at training and has still not recovered completely yet.

It’s a frustrating setback because after working alongside Dave Alred — the man who helped elevate Jonny Wilkinson to the summit of the rugby world — O’Connor felt ready to command the No.10 jersey for the Wallabies.

“I’d credit a big part of my game, my development to Dave,” O’Connor tells foxsports.com.au.

“His ability to breakdown a skill and rebuild it is second to none.

“It’s allowed me to have a lot more time in my game.

“He’s just taught me to play a bit calmer, so I can still play at the line hard, fast and sharp, but also be able to flow back, sit back in the pock, get the ball to space, scan the field a bit better and on top of…

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