Sio recovers to make Wallaby bench

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 05:59
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT UPDATE: Scott Sio is set to return from a knee injury after he was named amongst the reserves for Saturday's Test against Scotland in Sydney.

Sio, who has spent two months on the sidelines, joins Stephen Moore and Sekope Kepu in a reserve front row, the same combination that started the 2015 World Cup Final.

Sio is the only change for Michael Cheika's reserves, with the Wallabies coach preferring a five-forwards-three-backs split on the bench.

The Wallabies will also remember the life of Lachlan Ward with a moment's silence before kickoff on Saturday afternoon, after the 25-year old tragically passed away last weekend whilst playing for his beloved Warringah Rats club.

Australia - revised: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Dane Haylett-Petty, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Karmichael Hunt, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Will Genia, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Sam Carter, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Tom Robertson
Replacements: 16 Stephen Moore, 17 Scott Sio, 18 Sekope Kepu, 19 Rory Arnold, 20 Richard Hardwick, 21 Joe Powell, 22 Quade Cooper, 23 Reece Hodge.

Date: Saturday, June 17
Venue: Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Kick-off: 15.00 (06.00 UK time; 05.00 GMT)
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant referees: Matthew Carley (England), Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)