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Cheika confirms Wallabies replacements




Wallabies Head Coach Michael Cheika has settled on his replacements bench for the Second Test against England at AAMI Park in Melbourne on Saturday.

Cheika has included Western Force utility back Luke Morahan for the first time since 2012 while Melbourne Rebels prop Toby Smith, who featured for the Wallabies in the 2015 Rugby World Cup semi final victory over Argentina, is set to make his first Test appearance on Australian soil in front of his home fans at AAMI Park.

Ben McCalman is the other new face in the final match 23 and will suit up for his 48th Test in the gold jersey.

Wycliff Palu, Liam Gill and James Horwill are the three players omitted from the original 11 players named on an extended bench at Wednesday’s team announcement.


James Slipper, 2. Stephen Moore (c), 3. Sekope Kepu, 4. Rory Arnold, 5. Sam Carter, 6. Scott Fardy, 7. Michael Hooper (vc), 8. Sean McMahon , 9. Nick Phipps , 10. Bernard Foley , 11. Rob Horne (vc) , 12. Samu Kerevi, 13. Tevita Kuridrani , 14. Dane Haylett-Petty , 15. Israel Folau , Replacements

Replacements : 16. Tatafu Polota-Nau , 17. Toby Smith , 18. Greg Holmes , 19. Dean Mumm , 20. Ben McCalman , 21. Nick Frisby , 22. Christian Leali’ifano , 23. Luke Morahan,

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