Playing Bledisloe 3 in Yokohama, see Michael Cheika's squad for the All Blacks below.

Australia Autumn Internationals Squad

David Pocock has been declared fit to play against England this weekend after suffering a neck injury against Italy, however there is no room for Kurtley Beale who has been dropped.

Matt Toomua and Bernard Foley keep their play-maker roles and Will Genia earns his 100th cap.

Australia team to face England in the Autumn internationals – 24th November

Israel Folau, Dane Haylett-Petty, Samu Kerevi, Bernard Foley, Jack Maddocks, Matt Toomua; Scott Sio, Tolu Latu, Sekope Kepu, Izack Rodda, Adam Coleman, Jack Dempsey, Michael Hooper (c), David Pocock.

Replacements: Tatafu Polota-Nau, Jermaine Ainsley, Allan Alaalatoa, Rob Simmons, Ned Hanigan, Pete Samu, Nick Phipps, Sefa Naivalu.

Australia team to face Italy in the Autumn Internationals – 17th November 

Israel Folau, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Samu Kerevi, Bernard Foley, Marika Koroibete, Matt Toomua, Jake Gordon, Scott Sio, Folau Faingaa, Taniela Tupou, Izack Rodda, Adam Coleman, Jack Dempsey, Michael Hooper (capt), David Pocock

Replacements: Tatafu Polota-Nau, Jermaine Ainsley, Sekope Kepu, Rob Simmons, Pete Samu, Will Genia, Kurtley Beale, Dane Haylett-Petty.

Australia team to face Wales in the Autumn Internationals – 10th November

Dane Haylett-Petty; Israel Folau, Samu Kerevi, Kurtley Beale, Sefa Naivalu; Bernard Foley, Will Genia; Scott Sio, Tolu Latu, Allan Alaalatoa, Izack Rodda, Adam Coleman, Jack Dempsey, Michael Hooper (capt), David Pocock

Replacements: Tatafu Polota-Nau, Sekope Kepu, Taniela Tupou, Rob Simmons, Ned Hanigan, Nick Phipps, Matt To’omua, Jack Maddocks.


Michael Cheika and his Australia side emerge from a poor Rugby Championship with the pressure continuing to mount with only three wins from nine Tests and they have dropped to seventh in the world rankings.

In a recent press conference he said he still backs his players and went on; “Why do I believe in them? Because I’ve seen them do it. I’ve seen them perform on a day-to-day basis here, all the staff and players. We have to be more consistent as coaches delivering the correct message to get the change we want to get and also deliver the content at training. But I’d be saying that even if we won four [Rugby Championship] matches, not two, because the goal is to win six.”

At the press conference Cheika named his 31-man squad for their upcoming match against the All Blacks and their were some surprising call ups. For example, uncapped players Jed Holloway, Jake Gordon and Angus Cottrell are set to tour, and importantly Australia’s midfield gets a boost with the return of Samu Kerevi. Flanker Jack Dempsey also returns after an injury layoff.

Sekope Kepu is going to collect his 100th cap for the Wallabies provided he makes the match day squad.

Cheika is yet to name his full squad for their matches against Wales, Italy and England in November. We will update this page as soon as it is announced.

Australia Autumn Internationals Squad

FORWARDS:

Jermaine Ainsley, Allan Alaalatoa, Rory Arnold, Adam Coleman, Angus Cottrell, Jack Dempsey, Folau Fainga’a, Ned Hanigan, Jed Holloway, Michael Hooper (c), Sekope Kepu, Tolu Latu, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, David Pocock, Izack Rodda, Rob Simmons, Scott Sio, Taniela Tupou.

BACKS:

Tom Banks, Kurtley Beale, Israel Folau, Bernard Foley, Will Genia, Jake Gordon, Dane Haylett-Petty, Reece Hodge, Samu Kerevi, Marika Koroibete, Jack Maddocks, Sefa Naivalu, Nick Phipps.

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