Wallabies team to play Uruguay announced

Wallabies team to play Uruguay announced

The Wallabies team to play Uruguay on Sunday has been announced. As expected it’s the dirt trackers (with presumably Sio covering for Slipper’s head knock). Not as expected is Dean Mumm being named as Captain.

Cheika said about the squad

“We really want the entire squad to get a touch of the ball early at this Rugby World Cup and get everyone into match mode. We will need all 31 players ready for action throughout the tournament and this is the first chance to do that for many of this team.

“We’ve had a solid preparation for this match considering that we’ve had to play two games in five days and we’re very happy with where the players are at.”

Rugby World Cup 2015 Match 17: Wallabies team to play Uruguay at Villa Park, Birmingham on Sunday, September 27, 12:00pm kick off local time (9:00pm AEST)

1. Scott Sio (11 Tests)
2. Tatafu Polota-Nau (55 Tests)
3. Toby Smith (1 Test)
4. Dean Mumm (c) (38 Tests)
5. Will Skelton (12 Tests)
6. Ben McCalman (vc) (41 Tests)
7. Sean McMahon (4 Tests)
8. Wycliff Palu (57 Tests)
9. Nick Phipps (33 Tests)
10. Quade Cooper (57 Tests)
11. Drew Mitchell (vc) (65 Tests)
12. Matt Toomua (26 Tests)
13. Henry Speight (4 Tests)
14. Joe Tomane (16 Tests)
15. Kurtley Beale (53 Tests)


16. Stephen Moore (97 Tests)
17. Sekope Kepu (57 Tests)
18. Greg Holmes (19 Tests)
19. Kane Douglas (17 Tests)
20. Rob Simmons (54 Tests)
21. Will Genia (61 Tests)
22. Bernard Foley (22 Tests)
23. Tevita Kuridrani (25 Tests)


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