Wallaby hooker Uelese to play in Ireland 3-test series

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SYDNEY (AP) — Rugby Australia has confirmed that hooker Jordan Uelese will be named in the Wallaby squad to face Ireland in next month's three-test series.

Stephen Moore retired at the end of the 2017 season, while fellow hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau will be rested for the Ireland series after completing club duties with English side Leicester.

Uelese, who has only played two tests, will have a tough assignment against Ireland, playing against captain and one of the world's best hookers, Rory Best.

Jordan Uelese. Qantas Wallabies training in Cessnock, NSW, Australia on 8 August 2017.
Jordan Uelese. Qantas Wallabies training in Cessnock, NSW, Australia on 8 August 2017.

The rest of the Australian side will be named later Wednesday by coach Michael Cheika.

Ireland and Australia play tests on June 9 in Brisbane, June 16 in Melbourne and June 23 in Sydney.

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