• Folau at fullback for Wallabies

    Israel Folau will return to start at fullback for the Wallabies in this Saturday's Test against Ireland in Dublin.

    Besides Folau's inclusion, coach Michael Cheika has also brought Sekope Kepu, Dane Haylett-Petty, Reece Hodge and Rory Arnold back into the lineup as Australia look to keep their Grand Slam attempt alive.

    Cheika has also named Dean Mumm on the flank, while Rob Simmons will combine with Arnold in the second row.

    Wallabies – 15 Israel Folau 14 Dane Haylett-Petty, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Reece Hodge, 11 Henry Speight, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Will Genia, 8 David Pocock, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Dean Mumm, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Stephen Moore (c), 1 Scott Sio.
    Subs (one to be omitted): 16 Tolu Latu, 17 James Slipper, 18 Allan Alaalatoa, 19 Kane Douglas, 20 Lopeti Timani, 21 Sean McMahon, 22 Nick Phipps, 23 Quade Cooper, 24 Sefanaia Naivalu.

    Photo: Ian Walton/Getty Images

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    Craig Lewis