Cheika to stick with Moore as Wallabies captain

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Michael Cheika has confirmed that Stephen Moore will remain Australia captain for the June Tests

Moore's place in the Wallabies side has been called into question, with Tolu Latu and Tatafu Polota-Nau staking their claims to replace the experienced Reds hooker.

But Australia head coach Cheika said the 34-year-old will still be the man to lead his country when they face Fiji, Scotland and Italy next month.

"Moorey's going to be the captain, for sure," he said.

"I think Moore's playing quite well to be honest. His thing's leadership, being aggressive, that's what I want from him.

"He's been very abrasive in there [for Reds], getting stuck in - he's been playing a lot of minutes too for one of the older guys in the roster but he's doing it quite well."

Moore joined Keven Mealamu as the second most capped player in Super Rugby history when he ran out for the 175th time in Reds' clash with Western Force on Friday.