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Wallabies Wales Teams

Wallabies Wales Teams

Wallabies Team

Starters

Wales Team

Run on XV

1. Scott Sio (60 Tests)

2. Tolu Latu (16 Tests)

3. Allan Alaalatoa (34 Tests)

4. Izack Rodda (22 Tests)

5. Rory Arnold (23 Tests)

6. David Pocock (79 Tests)

7. Michael Hooper (c) (96 Tests)

8. Isi Naisarani (5 Tests)

9. Will Genia (106 Tests)

10. Bernard Foley (70 Tests)

11. Marika Koroibete (25 Tests)

12. Samu Kerevi (vc) (30 Tests)

13. James O’Connor (49 Tests)

14. Adam Ashley-Cooper (119 Tests)

15. Dane Haylett-Petty (34 Tests)

1. Wyn Jones

2. Ken Owens

3. Tom Francis

4. Jake Ball

5. Alun Wyn Jones (c)

6. Aaron Wainwright

7. Justin Tipuric

8. Josh Navidi

9. Gareth Davies

10. Dan Biggar

11. Josh Adams

12. Hadleigh Parkes

13. Jonathan Davies

14. George North

15. Liam Williams

Finishers

Replacements

16. Jordan Uelese (5 Tests)

17. James Slipper (92 Tests)

18. Sekope Kepu (107 Tests)

19. Adam Coleman (35 Tests)

20. Lukhan Salakaia-Loto (17 Tests)

21. Nic White (27 Tests)

22. Matt To’omua (48 Tests)

23. Kurtley Beale (88 Tests)

16. Elliot Dee

17. Nicky Smith

18. Dillon Lewis

19. Aaron Shingler

20. Ross Moriarty

21. Tomos Williams

22. Rhys Patchell

23. Owen Watkin

Where: Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo
When: Sunday 29th September 5:45pm East Coast Elitist Time
Referee: Romain Poite (FRA)
Assistant Referees: Luke Pearce (ENG) Karl Dickson (ENG)  TMO: Ben Skeen (NZL)

 Key points/Observations:

  • The starting forward pack (no. 1-8) and ‘finishers’ (16-20) have been kept the same from last test match against Fiji.
  • Adam Ashley-Cooper (AAC) has replaced the suspended Reece Hodge. AAC will play in his 4th world cup consecutively from 2007.
  • Haylett-Petty has been chosen to start ahead of Beale, which may be due to his skills to diffuse a predicted aerial barrage from Wales no.10 Dan Biggar
  • Nic White and Christian Lealiifano have lost their starting positions to Will Genia and Bernard Foley, with only White being named on the bench.
  • James O’Connor will bring up his 50th Test.
  • Coach Michael Cheika has kept his cards close to his chest by saying that these are “Not form decisions at all. I just want to make a different picture for this game.” Which is surely a bluff when a loss would almost certainly mean matches against England in a quarter final and then New Zealand in a semi final.
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