Michael Hooper will return to the Australia squad for the season-ending tour of Europe after taking a break for mental health reasons.

The flanker, 30, withdrew from the Rugby Championship in August, saying he was not in the right "mindset" to play.

He will return for the Tests against Scotland, France, Italy, Ireland and Wales but will not take back the captaincy for now.

Prop James Slipper will continue to lead the Wallabies.

Hooper, who made his Wallabies debut in 2012 and has won 121 caps, last year passed George Gregan's record for most Tests as captain.

Australia face Scotland at Murrayfield on 29 October in their first of five fixtures.

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has confirmed a 36-man squad for the upcoming End of Year Tour which will see the side take on five northern hemisphere nations, including the current top-two, ranked sides in the world France and Ireland.

Wallabies squad for the 2022 Spring Tour (age, team, Tests played)

Allan Alaalatoa (28, ACT Brumbies, 60 Tests)

Tom Banks (28, ACT Brumbies, 20 Tests)

Jock Campbell (27, Queensland Reds, uncapped)

Ben Donaldson (23, NSW Waratahs, uncapped)

Folau Fainga'a (27, ACT Brumbies, 33 Tests)

Lalakai Foketi (27, NSW Waratahs, 4 Tests)

Bernard Foley (32, Kubota Spears, 73 Tests)

Matt Gibbon (27, Melbourne Rebels, 2 Tests)

Nick Frost (23, ACT Brumbies, 5 Tests)

Langi Gleeson (21, NSW Waratahs, uncapped)

Jake Gordon (29, NSW Waratahs, 16 Tests)

Ned Hanigan (27, NSW Waratahs, 25 Tests)

Reece Hodge (28, Melbourne Rebels, 60 Tests)

Jed Holloway (29, NSW Waratahs, 6 Tests)

Michael Hooper (30, NSW Waratahs, 121 Tests)

Len Ikitau (24, ACT Brumbies, 21 Tests)

Andrew Kellaway (27, Melbourne Rebels, 18 Tests)

Noah Lolesio (22, ACT Brumbies, 14 Tests)

Lachlan Lonergan (23, ACT Brumbies, 6 Tests)

Tate McDermott (23, Queensland Reds, 18 Tests)

Fraser McReight (23, Queensland Reds, 8 Tests)

Mark Nawaqanitawase (22, NSW Waratahs, uncapped)

Cadeyrn Neville (33, ACT Brumbies, 3 Tests)

Hunter Paisami (24, Queensland Reds, 20 Tests)

Jordan Petaia (22, Queensland Reds, 22 Tests)

Matt Philip (28, Melbourne Rebels, 27 Tests)

David Porecki (29, NSW Waratahs, 7 Tests)

Tom Robertson (28, Western Force, 27 Tests)

Pete Samu (30, ACT Brumbies, 28 Tests)

Will Skelton (30, Stade Rochelais, 21 Tests)

James Slipper (c) (33, ACT Brumbies, 123 Tests)

Sam Talakai (31, Melbourne Rebels, uncapped)

Taniela Tupou (26, Queensland Reds, 43 Tests)

Rob Valetini (24, ACT Brumbies, 27 Tests)

Nic White (32, ACT Brumbies, 56 Tests)

Tom Wright (25, ACT Brumbies, 18 Tests)

2022 Spring Tour Fixtures

Wallabies v Scotland, Sunday 30 October, 3:30am AEDT at BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh

Wallabies v France, Sunday 6 November, 7:00am AEDT at Stade de France, Paris

Wallabies v Italy, Sunday 13 November, 12:00am AEDT at Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence

Wallabies v Ireland, Sunday 20 November, 7:00am AEDT at Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Wallabies v Wales, Sunday 27 November, 2:15am AEDT at Principality Stadium, Cardiff


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