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

Australia team to play England: Second test line-up

Dave Rennie has named his Australia team to play England as the Wallabies look to wrap up a series win in Brisbane.

Taniela Tupou’s return is one of seven changes to the matchday 23 that defeated England in Perth, with Brumbies tall timber Nick Frost in line for a Test debut, named as lock cover off the pine.

Queensland star Jordan Petaia will start his first Test at fullback with Tom Wright due for his first appearance in a Wallabies jersey in 2022 on the right wing. Marika Koroibete takes his familiar position on the left edge.

Tupou is joined up front by last week’s debutant David Porecki and loosehead prop Angus Bell, who plays his 18th Test at just 21 years of age.

Matt Philip comes into the starting second row and will partner Cadeyrn Neville after Darcy Swain was suspended for two weeks following his red card in Perth last weekend.

The backrow remains unchanged, with Melbourne-born duo Rob Leota and Rob Valetini at blindside flanker and number eight respectively. Michael Hooper will captain the team at openside flanker.

Noah Lolesio retains the number 10 jersey after a composed performance in the opening Test last weekend and will again partner Brumbies teammate Nic White in the halves.

Australia team to play England:

  1. Angus Bell (17 Tests)
  2. David Porecki (1 Test)
  3. Taniela Tupou (38 Tests)
  4. Matt Philip (21 Tests)
  5. Cadeyrn Neville (1 Test)
  6. Rob Leota (7 Tests)
  7. Michael Hooper (c) (119 Tests)
  8. Rob Valetini (19 Tests)
  9. Nic White (48 Tests)
  10. Noah Lolesio (10 Tests)
  11. Marika Koroibete (43 Tests)
  12. Samu Kerevi (39 Tests)
  13. Hunter Paisami (15 Tests)
  14. Tom Wright (10 Tests)
  15. Jordan Petaia (17 Tests) Replacements
  16. Folau Fainga’a (26 Tests)
  17. Scott Sio (70 Tests)
  18. James Slipper (115 Tests)
  19. Nick Frost*
  20. Pete Samu (20 Tests)
  21. Jake Gordon (11 Tests)
  22. James O’Connor (62 Tests)
  23. Izaia Perese (2 Tests)

*denotes uncapped

How to watch Australia vs England second test on UK TV

In the UK, Sky Sports have the rights to broadcast all three matches of England’s summer test series in Australia.

The second test will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event (Sky channel 401) and Sky Sports Action (Sky channel 407) from 10:15am.

Sky customers can watch all the action on TV or online and on mobile devices via the SkyGo or Now TV apps which can be downloaded from most mainstream app stores.


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