Wallabies go big

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June 10, 2016
Wallabies go big

Michael Cheika and his Wallabies. CREDIT: Sourced

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has opted for size in his team for tomorrow’s Test against England (12pm).

The team includes hulking centre Samu Kerevi and towering lock Rory Arnold among three new caps for the match in Brisbane.

Kerevi will partner Tevita Kuridrani in a midfield with a combined weight in excess of 200 kgs, while the 2.08m tall Arnold will provide the grunt to complement Rob Simmons’ organisational ability in the second row.

AUSTRALIA: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Dane Haylett-Petty, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 David Pocock, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Greg Holmes, Stephen 2 Moore (captain), 1 Scott Sio. Bench: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 James Slipper, 18 Sekope Kepu, 19 James Horwill, 20 Dean Mumm, 21 Sean McMahon, 22 Nick Frisby, 23 Christian Lealiifano.

ENGLAND: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Luther Burrell, 11 Marland Yarde, 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 James Haskell, 6 Chris Robshaw, 5 George Kruis, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley (captain), 1 Mako Vunipola. Bench: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Matt Mullan, 18 Paul Hill, 19 Joe Launchbury, 20 Courtney Lawes, 21 Danny Care, 22 George Ford, 23 Jack Nowell

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