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Qantas Wallabies vice-captain Adam Ashley-Cooper and No.8 Wycliff Palu will miss Saturday’s Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship clash against Argentina on the Gold Coast through injury.

Ashley-Cooper has been ruled out for one week with an ongoing nerve compression injury to his neck, which was exacerbated against South Africa at the weekend.

Palu suffered a head knock on the weekend and will now follow concussion protocols ahead of his return to play.

“It’s disappointing to lose two experienced members of our squad ahead of what is an extremely important game against Argentina,” Qantas Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie said.

“However, this year we’ve taken a proactive approach to making early decisions around guys carrying injuries, which is the case here. As is always the case with sport, the next guy in line now gets a chance to step-up and take advantage of the opportunity they’ll be given.”

Queensland Reds No.8 Jake Schatz will come into Qantas Wallabies camp as an additional training squad member, joining scrumhalf Will Genia, hooker Saia Faingaa and prop Benn Robinson.

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