Pocock Starts As Wallabies Team Named To Take On England

Fit and ready.

Wallabies star David Pocock has been named to play against England despite an injury question mark that had been hanging over his head. The flanker sat out training on Monday and was limited to non-contact work on Tuesday, but has been passed fit to face England.

Elsewhere Matt To’omua starts at ten, with Bernard Foley at inside centre and Samu Kerevi outside him. Kurtley Beale does not make the squad.

Michael Hooper will captain the side in a back-row alongside Pocock and Jack Dempsey.

Wallabies to face England

1. Scott Sio (54 Tests)
2. Tolu Latu (11 Tests)
3. Sekope Kepu (102 Tests)
4. Izack Rodda (16 Tests)
5. Adam Coleman (30 Tests)
6. Jack Dempsey (9 Tests)
7. Michael Hooper (c) (90 Tests)
8. David Pocock (77 Tests)

9. Will Genia (99 Tests)
10. Matt To’omua (41 Tests)
11. Jack Maddocks (6 Tests)
12. Bernard Foley (67 Tests)
13. Samu Kerevi (24 Tests)
14. Dane Haylett-Petty (30 Tests)
15. Israel Folau (72 Tests)

Replacements:
16. Tatafu Polota-Nau (88 Tests)
17. Jermaine Ainsley (2 Tests)
18. Allan Alaalatoa (30 Tests)
19. Rob Simmons (93 Tests)
20. Ned Hanigan (19 Tests)
21. Pete Samu (8 Tests)
22. Nick Phipps (70 Tests)
23. Sefa Naivalu (9 Tests)