Alaalatoa Back For Bledisloe I

· The Rugby Championship
by Brumbies Media

Plus500 Brumbies star bookend Allan Alaalatoa will play his first game for the Wallabies in 2019, having been passed fit to take on the All Blacks in Perth this Saturday. 

One of seven Brumbies in Michael Cheika's side,  the Brett Robinson Award winner starts at tighthead with Scott Sio selected on the other side of the scrum at loosehead. Sio will likely rotate with fellow Brumby James Slipper while there is also a place for Folau Fainga'a in the replacements at hooker. 

In the row, Rory Arnold continues his partnership with Reds lock Izack Rodda, Arnold having been named best Forward for the Brumbies in 2019. 

Brumbies legend Christian Lealiifano earns the reigns at flyhalf once again having put in an assured performance against Argentina. He'll form a familiar looking halfback combination with former Brumby Nic White starting at nine.

Tom Banks completes the Brumbies representation in the Wallabies group for this game, Tevita Kuridrani missing out having started the past two fixtures. 

Utility James O’Connor replaces Kuridrani, earning his first Test start since September 2013 against Argentina in Perth, and it also marks his first start in the centres following an International career that has covered nearly every position in the backline.
 
Perth has never hosted a Bledisloe Cup clash in the trophy’s 116-year history and tickets were snapped up in record time after Optus Stadium sold out more than nine months ago.
 
The Buildcorp Wallaroos and Black Ferns will also take centre stage on Saturday night with the Women’s clash to kick off at 3pm AWST with Brumbies Women star Michaela Leonard retaining her spot in the second row. 
  
FOX SPORTS will showcase every game of the Mitsubishi Estate Rugby Championship LIVE with no ad-breaks during play and in HD.

All matches in the tournament will also be streamed LIVE on Kayo Sports.

All Qantas Wallabies Tests will be screened LIVE and free in HD on TEN and WIN Network and streaming on tenplay.com.au.

 
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