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Wallabies Team Announcement

Wallabies Team Announcement

Wallabies Team

Starters

Los Teros Team

Run on XV

1. James Slipper (93 Tests)

2. Folau Fainga’a (11 Tests)

3. Allan Alaalatoa (35 Tests)

4. Rob Simmons (98 Tests)

5. Adam Coleman (36 Tests)

6. Lukhan Salakaia-Loto (18 Tests)

7. Michael Hooper (c) (97 Tests)

8. Jack Dempsey (12 Tests)

9. Nic White (28 Tests)

10. Christian Lealiifano (23 Tests)

11. Jordan Petaia

12. Matt To’omua (49 Tests)

13. Tevita Kuridrani (60 Tests)

14. Dane Haylett-Petty (35 Tests)

15. Kurtley Beale (89 Tests)

Finishers

Replacements

16. Jordan Uelese (6 Tests)

17. Sekope Kepu (108 Tests)

18. Taniela Tupou (16 Tests)

19. Rory Arnold (24 Tests)

20. David Pocock (80 Tests)

21. Will Genia (107 Tests)

22. James O’Connor (50 Tests)

23. Adam Ashley-Cooper (120 Tests)

Where: Oita Stadium, Oita Prefecture
When: Saturday 5th October 3:15pm East Coast Elite
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (FRA)
Assistant Referees: Jérôme Garcès (FRA) Karl Dickson (ENG)  TMO: Ben ‘Chuck-Chuck’ Skeen (NZ)

 Key points/Observations:

  • In the Australia/Uruguay pool match last rugby world cup Dean Mumm captained the side and scored a match sealing try on his way to a famous 65 – 3 victory.
  • Jordan Petaia will make his starting debut, the first Australian to do so in a world cup since Berrick Barnes in 2007, that year we went on to lose to England in the quarter finals.
  • White and Lealiifano have been brought back into the starting half positions after being dropped after the match against Fiji.
  • Toomua has taken Kerevi’s inside centre position for this match with the latter resting his forearm.
  • There is a whole raft of players named to get their first 2019 world cup minutes: Fainga’a, Dempsey, Tupou, Petaia, Kuridrani & Simmons, who will be running out in his 99th test.
  • Rested players are: Sio, Latu, Foley, Rodda, Naisarani, Kerevi & Koroibete.
  • The only players to have been named to start in all three tests so far are Hooper and Alaalatoa.
  • Kepu will be covering loosehead prop from the bench.
  • The Wallabies will run out in their alternate strip of indigenous design, the first time they have done so in a world cup.
  • Beale has been given another fullback start with Haylett-Petty moving to the right wing. Beale is Australia’s most recognised indigenous rugby player and it will be his second time wearing such a strip, the first time was a magical victory over New Zealand 23 – 18 in 2017.
  • This is the penultimate game of Hodge’s suspension.
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