Cheika names ex­pe­ri­enced squad

Fiji Sun - - Sport -

Syd­ney: Wal­la­bies coach Michael Cheika has re­united World Cup fi­nal start­ing halves Bernard Fo­ley and Will Ge­nia for to­mor­row’s Rugby Cham­pi­onship opener against the All Blacks in Syd­ney. As well as Ge­nia, fel­low France-based veter­ans Adam Ash­ley-Cooper, on the wing, and in­side cen­tre Matt Giteau gained re­calls af­ter miss­ing Aus­tralia’s 3-0 se­ries loss to Eng­land in June. From dream de­buts to flashy fin­ishes, these are the most ex­cit­ing, silly and down­right crazy plays in the sport world this week. A stand­out dur­ing that se­ries de­feat, Dane Haylett-Petty re­tained a spot on the other wing, with vice-cap­tain Rob Horne rel­e­gated to the bench. In key for­ward se­lec­tions, Cheika pulled a sur­prise by nam­ing Western Force back-rower Ben McCal­man at blind­side flanker ahead of Scott Fardy who is on the bench. David Po­cock re­turns at No.8 af­ter miss­ing The Can­berra Times

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