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Wallabies squad for Manu unveiled

The Wallabies team to play the Manu Samoa on Saturday is a mixture of experience and youth. 

There’s no dream match-up between prop brothers Michael and Allan Alaalatoa, with Allan being rested from the Wallabies 23. Bernard Foley gets a chance to make a claim for Christian Lealiifano’s Number 10 jersey.

The Samoan-Australian has been first choice this year but gets a rest on Saturday. 

David Pocock will make a long awaited return to rugby and captain the side from openside flanker. 

There’s also room in the side for fringe squad players, and even a few that have missed out on the Wallabies Rugby World Cup squad. 

The match at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney kicks off at 10:30 pm Samoan time.

Wallabies team to face Samoa

1. James Slipper (90 Tests)
2. Jordan Uelese (3 Tests)
3. Sekope Kepu (105 Tests)
4. Rob Simmons (97 Tests)
5. Adam Coleman (33 Tests)
6. Lukhan Salakaia-Loto (15 Tests)
7. David Pocock (c) (77 Tests)
8. Jack Dempsey (11 Tests)
9. Will Genia (vc) (104 Tests)
10. Bernard Foley (69 Tests)
11. Marika Koroibete (23 Tests)
12. Matt To’omua (46 Tests)
13. Adam Ashley-Cooper (118 Tests)
14. Dane Haylett-Petty (32 Tests)
15. Tom Banks (5 Tests)

Reserves
16. Tatafu Polota-Nau (89 Tests)
17. Scott Sio (58 Tests)
18. Taniela Tupou (15 Tests)
19. Luke Jones (5 Tests)
20. Liam Wright (1 Test)
21. Rob Valetini*
22. Nick Phipps (71 Tests)
23. James O’Connor (47 Tests)

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