Australia change three for final Test

Date published: June 23 2016

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Australia head coach Michael Cheika has made three changes to his starting XV for the third and final Test against England in Sydney on Saturday.

In the midfield, Matt Toomua comes in for Samu Kerevi who misses out on matchday selection completely.

The Brumbies utility back will make his first start of the year after successfully recovering from a knee injury.

Rob Simmons and Will Skelton pair up in the second in place of Sam Carter and Rory Arnold with last week’s lock duo also missing out on the matchday 23.

Skelton returns to the side for the first time since sustaining an injury at the World Cup. Uncapped Western Force lock Adam Coleman is named amongst the nine-man replacement bench.

The Wallabies lost a first-ever Test series to England on home soil after losing two of the three-match series.

Australia: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Dane Haylett-Petty, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Matt Toomua, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Sean McMahon, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Will Skelton, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Stephen Moore (c), 1 James Slipper
Replacements (one player to be left out): Tatafu Polota-Nau, Scott Sio, Greg Holmes, Adam Coleman, Dean Mumm, Wycliff Palu, Nick Frisby, Christian Leali’ifano, Taqele Naiyaravoro

Date: Saturday, June 25
Venue: Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Kick-off: 20:00 local (10:00 GMT)
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant Referees: Craig Joubert (South Africa), Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

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