Versatile back Reece Hodge and young forward Harry Wilson were recalled to an injury-blighted Wallabies team among four changes for their winners-take-all third Test clash with England.
Flank Rob Leota will make his run-on debut, with James O’Connor playing in his first international of the year when the Wallabies take on Argentina on Saturday.
Reece Hodge has returned to the Rebels starting lineup for Friday’s Super Rugby AU showdown with the Waratahs in Sydney.
In the only change to the Rebels starting lineup, centre Reece Hodge has been relegated to the bench for their match against the Reds in Sydney on Friday.
Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle has sent an apology to World Rugby regarding the behaviour of former coach Michael Cheika and other members of the Wallabies camp during the World Cup in Japan.
Michael Cheika’s surprise selection of 19-year-old Jordan Petaia at outside centre for Saturday’s quarter-final against England is not a risky decision, according to the Wallabies coach.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has slammed World Rugby’s decision to ban Reece Hodge for three games, saying it’s Australia versus everyone else at the World Cup.
Reece Hodge will miss Australia’s remaining three pool matches at the World Cup after he was suspended for a dangerous shoulder charge on Fiji flank Peceli Yato.
Double World Cup-winner Phil Kearns has slammed World Rugby’s decision to cite Wallabies wing Reece Hodge following his controversial tackle on Fijian flanker Peceli Yato.
Jack Maddocks will shift to fullback in one of eight changes to the Rebels starting lineup to face the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.