Folau fit to fire for Wallabies

Israel Folau has been passed fit for the Wallabies’ match against Wales at Twickenham on Saturday.

The fullback had been in doubt due to an ankle injury, with Australia coach Michael Cheika even delaying his team announcement on Thursday, but the star will be able to take his place in the starting lineup.

Cheika has made three changes to the run-on XV, with Sean McMahon replacing the suspended Michael Hooper, while Drew Mitchell comes onto the wing for Rob Horne, who is out with a shoulder injury.

In the second row, Dean Mumm will pair up with Kane Douglas, with Rob Simmons moving to the bench.

Wallabies – 15 Israel Folau, 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Matt Giteau, 11 Drew Mitchell, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Will Genia, 8 David Pocock, 7 Sean McMahon, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Dean Mumm, 4 Kane Douglas, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Stephen Moore (c), 1 Scott Sio.
Subs: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 James Slipper, 18 Greg Holmes, 19 Rob Simmons, 20 Ben McCalman, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Matt Toomua, 23 Kurtley Beale.

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