Australia team to play England | Rugby World Cup - Ruck

Australia team to play England | Rugby World Cup

Teenager Jordan Petaia is a surprise selection for Australia after being named at outside centre for Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final against England.

The 19-year-old, who will win just his third Test cap, partners Queensland Reds team-mate Samu Kerevi in midfield.

Will Genia is preferred to Nic White at scrum-half while David Pocock and Michael Hooper are in the back row.

Kurtley Beale has passed concussion protocols to start at full-back.

Australia team to play England: Beale; Hodge, Petaia, Kerevi, Koroibete; Lealiifano, Genia; Alaalatoa, Latu, Sio; Arnold, Rodda; Naisarani, Hooper (c), Pocock.

Replacements: Uelese, Slipper, Tupou, Coleman, Salakaia-Loto, White, To’omua, O’Connor.

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