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Australia make four changes for Melbourne Test with England

  • Australia makes four changes for Saturday’s second Test against England in Melbourne
  • There is an enforced change at No 8 where Rebels flanker Sean McMahon replaces David Pocock
  • Michael Cheika has also named a new-look front row following their defeat last weekend
Australia makes four changes for Saturday’s second Test against England in Melbourne, including a new-look front row.

There is also an enforced change at No 8 where Rebels flanker Sean McMahon will earn his eighth cap, taking over from David Pocock who has an injured left eye socket. It will be McMahon’s first Test start on home soil.

Meanwhile, James Slipper and Sekope Kepu come in place of Greg Holmes and Scott Sio, with the latter not even making the bench.

And Sam Carter comes in for Rob Simmons, who has a back problem, in the second row.

Australia: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Dane Haylett-Petty, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 1 James Slipper, 2 Stephen Moore (c), 3 Sekope Kepu, 4 Rory Arnold, 5 Sam Carter, 6 Scott Fardy, 7 Michael Hooper, 8 Sean McMahon.

Replacements (from): Tatafu Polota-Nau, Toby Smith, Greg Holmes, James Horwill, Dean Mumm, Wycliff Palu, Ben McCalman, Liam Gill, Nick Frisby, Christian Lealiifano, Luke Morahan.