David Pocock has been included in the Wallabies starting XV for Saturday’s Test against England at Twickenham.
The openside flank was a major injury concern for the Wallabies after he sat out training on Monday and was limited to non-contact work on Tuesday, but he proved his fitness at the team’s final full training session on Thursday.
Coach Michael Cheika has made a few shock calls, dropping Kurtley Beale and Adam Ashley-Cooper from the match 23 altogether, with Matt Toomua retained at flyhalf and Bernard Foley at inside centre.
Israel Folau has overcome a virus and starts at fullback.
Will Genia will play his 100th Test, becoming the 10th Wallaby and second Australian scrumhalf to achieve the feat.
Hooker Tolu Latu and tighthead prop Sekope Kepu have been handed starts after missing out last week against Italy.
Wallabies – 15 Israel Folau, 14 Dane Haylett-Petty, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Bernard Foley, 11 Jack Maddock, 10 Matt Toomua, 9 Will Genia, 8 David Pocock, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Jack Dempsey, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tolu Latu, 1 Scott Sio.
Subs: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 Jermaine Ainsley, 18 Allan Alaalatoa, 19 Rob Simmons, 20 Ned Hannigan, 21 Pete Samu, 22 Nick Phipps, 23 Sefa Naivalu.
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