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Australia pick three debutants to face England

  • Australia team to play England in the first test at Lang Park in Brisbane on Saturday
  • Centre Samu Kerevi, lock Rory Arnold and winger Dane Haylett-Petty are set to start as the Aussies opt for bulk
  • Scrum-half Nick Frisby could also make his debut from the replacements’ bench
Australia coach Michael Cheika has named three debutants in his team to face England in the opening Test in Brisbane on Saturday.

Centre Samu Kerevi, lock Rory Arnold and winger Dane Haylett-Petty are set to start as the Aussies opt for bulk. Scrum-half Nick Frisby could also make his debut from the replacements’ bench.

England, who name their team at 10:00 BST, are expected to start Owen Farrell at 10, Maro Itoje on the blind-side and Marland Yarde on the wing.

More to follow.

Australia team to face England: Israel Folau; Dane Haylett-Petty, Tevita Kuridrani, Samu Kerevi, Rob Horne; Bernard Foley, Nick Phipps; Scott Sio, Stephen Moore (captain), Greg Holmes, Rory Arnold, Rob Simmons, Scott Fardy, Michael Hooper, David Pocock.
Replacements: Tatafu Polota-Nau, James Slipper, Sekope Kepu, James Horwill, Dean Mumm, Sean McMahon, Nick Frisby, Christian Lealiifano