Sio and Pocock Picked for Wallabies

Sio and Pocock Picked for Wallabies

Plus500 Brumbies stars Scott Sio and David Pocock have been selected to take on England early Sunday morning. 

Pocock recovers from a neck injury to take his place at Number 8 while Sio starts again, having made the loosehesd jersey his own this term.

Allan Alaalatoa claims a spot in the replacements after missing the Wallabies victory in Italy last week, joined by Brumbies recruit Pete Samu in the match day 23. 

Elsewhere, Will Genia will win his 100th International cap after being named at halfback, partnering former Brumby Matt Toomua in the playmaking roles.

Fellow centurion Sekope Kepu returns to the starting side at tighthead prop with Tolu Latu to start at hooker after sitting out last weekend’s clash.

Jack Maddocks will earn just his third Test start with Dane Haylett-Petty on the right wing to allow Israel Folau to remain at fullback.

Michael Cheika has also confirmed a six-two split on the bench with overcast conditions forecast for Saturday afternoon in London.

The Wallabies will wear their Indigenous jersey for just the second time when they run out at Twickenham, after earning a hard-fought 23-18 win over New Zealand in the jersey’s debut last year.

Australia have only won twice in their past 10 meetings against the Old Enemy with the last Wallabies victory back in 2015 at the Rugby World Cup when England were the first hosts to be eliminated in the pool stage.

The Wallabies Spring Tour Test Matches will be live, free and in HD on SBS, as well as streamed live online via SBS On Demand.

The Spring Tour will also be screened LIVE on beIN Sports, available to all FOX Sports subscribers and will be available to stream via Foxtel Go.

2018 Spring Tour

Wales 9 v Qantas Wallabies 6 at Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Sunday 11 November
Italy 7 v 26 Qantas Wallabies at Stadio Euganeo, Padua, Sunday 18 November at 1am AEDT
England v Qantas Wallabies at Twickenham Stadium, London, Sunday 25 November at 2am AEDT

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