• Wallabies stick with winning formula

    Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has named an unchanged match 23 to take on Ireland in Melbourne on Saturday.

    It is the first time since taking over the Wallabies reins in 2014 that Cheika has kept the same 23 two weeks in a row.

    With heavy rain expected on Saturday, Cheika has kept a six-two split on the bench, after the forwards stood strong in Brisbane.

    The Wallabies won the first Test 18-9 to end Ireland’s 12-match winning run.

    Wallabies – 15 Israel Folau, 14 Dane Haylett-Petty, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Will Genia, 8 Caleb Timu, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 David Pocock, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 1 Scott Sio.
    Subs: 16 Tolu Latu, 17 Tom Robertson, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Rob Simmons, 20 Lukhan Tui, 21 Pete Samu, 22 Nick Phipps, 23 Reece Hodge.

    Test teams (Week 2)

    Photo: Chris Hyde/Getty Images