Australia send their best to Twickenham

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:42

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: England coach Eddie Jones asked for a 'full-strength' Australia and Wallaby rival Michael Cheika obliged.

England host the Australia in the match of the weekend at Twickenham on Saturday.

Lopeti Timani is the sole addition to an extended bench, with the reserves to be finalised on Friday.

Fresh off a 29-21 win over Wales in Cardiff, the Wallabies will be aiming to turn the tide on England.

The Wallabies haven't tasted victory over the old enemy since the 2015 Rugby World Cup and have since lost their last four games to England.

Stephen Moore will become the seventh most-capped player of all-time when he runs out for his 128th game in the Wallaby jersey on Saturday, in what will be his penultimate Test.

Australia: 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Marika Koroibete, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Reece Hodge, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Will Genia, 8 Sean McMahon, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Scott Sio.
Replacements - from: Stephen Moore, Tom Robertson, Allan Alaalatoa, Matt Philip, Ben McCalman, Lopeti Timani, Nick Phipps, Karmichael Hunt, Henry Speight.

Date: Saturday, November 18
Venue: Twickenham, London
Kick-off: 15.00 (15.00 GMT; 02.00 AEDT, Sunday, November 19)
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa), George Clancy (Ireland)
TMO: Simon McDowell (Ireland)