Australia team to play England: First test line-up - Ruck

Australia team to play England: First test line-up

Dave Rennie has named his Australia team to play England in their first match of three game series on home soil.

Lock Cadeyrn Neville will make his Wallabies debut at the age of 33 alongside fellow debutant hooker David Porecki. 

Rennie said Neville is “a great story for the guys out there who might have thought the dream had passed them”.

He added: “From a perseverance point of view, it’s a great story.”


The enigmatic fly-half has suffered an injury in the warm-up with Noah Lolesio to come into the starting side for the first Test against England.

England Series

Wallabies v England, Saturday 2 July, 5:55pm AWST/7:55pm AEST at Optus Stadium, Perth

Wallabies v England, Saturday 9 July, 7:55pm AEST at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Wallabies v England, Saturday 16 July, 7:55pm AEST at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Tickets available to the eToro July England Series now at

Australia team to play England:

1. Angus Bell (16 Tests)

2. David Porecki*

3. Allan Alaalatoa (53 Tests)

4. Darcy Swain (10 Tests)

5. Cadeyrn Neville*

6. Rob Leota (6 Tests)

7. Michael Hooper (c) (118 Tests)

8. Rob Valetini (18 Tests)

9. Nic White (47 Tests)

10. Noah Lolesio (9 Tests)

11. Marika Koroibete (42 Tests)

12. Samu Kerevi (38 Tests)

13. Len Ikitau (13 Tests)

14. Andrew Kellaway (13 Tests)

15. Tom Banks (19 Tests)


16. Folau Fainga’a (25 Tests)

17. Scott Sio (69 Tests)

18. James Slipper (114 Tests)

19. Matt Philip (20 Tests)

20. Pete Samu (19 Tests)

21. Jake Gordon (10 Tests)

22. James O’Connor

23. Jordan Petaia (16 Tests)

*denotes uncapped