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Wallabies bring in Fardy and Kepu

14th November 2013 08:26


Scott Fardy

Back in: Scott Fardy

Australia have made two personnel changes to their starting XV that will face Ireland on Saturday, with Scott Fardy and Sekope Kepu coming in.

Blindside flanker Fardy is called up for Rob Simmons, who shifts back to his preferred position of lock, alongside James Horwill.

Kepu meanwhile replaces a rested Ben Alexander at tighthead for the Dublin clash.

Meanwhile, hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau returns from a long lay-off to take a spot on the bench alongside Waratahs team-mate Paddy Ryan.

Australia: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Matt Toomua, 11 Nick Cummins, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Ben Mowen (capt), 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 James Horwill, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 James Slipper.
Replacements: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 Benn Robinson, 18 Paddy Ryan, 19 Sitaleki Timani, 20 Liam Gill, 21 Nic White, 22 Christian Leali'ifano, 23 Joe Tomane.

Date: Saturday, November 16
Kick-off: 17:45 GMT
Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Romain Poite (France), Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match official: Geoff Warren (England)
Assessor: Tappe Henning (South Africa)

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