VOTE: Pick your Wallabies side for the first Bledisloe Cup Test

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    The Bledisloe Cup starts on August 19 in Sydney, with the Wallabies looking to take out their first crown against the All Blacks since 2002. Here at The Roar, we want you to tell us who Michael Cheika should pick for the first Test.

    The Wallabies announced a train-on squad for the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship, which gives us a decent indication of the players in the frame for selection (which isn’t good news for fans of one Quade Cooper).

    Of course, yesterday it was announced that Michael Hooper will become the new Wallabies captain, taking over from Stephen Moore, who stepped down from the role before his retirement from international rugby at the end of 2017.

    So the team has a captain, but not a line-up, and that’s for you to decide in our form below. We’ve based most of the options on the train-on squad selections, although there are a few additions in there (which is better news for any Quade fans out there).

    The rules are pretty simple; choose one player per position, or two in the case of props, locks and wingers. There are a few players who are options in multiple positions, but it really would be marvellous if you only pick them once.

    Other than that, it’s up to you. Reckon Israel Folau should switch from fullback to somewhere else in the backline? Or that Reece Hodge is due for a starting gig after coming off the bench in June? Both options are available to you.

    How about the front row – is Stephen Moore still the best option at hooker? And if so, which props should line up alongside him up front?

    Have your say below, and be sure to let us know your preferred team in the comments section below. We’ll post the result closer to the start of the first Test, giving you the chance to compare and contrast The Roar’s team with Cheika’s.

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    The Crowd Says (73)

    • August 3rd 2017 @ 3:06am
      Matthew said | August 3rd 2017 @ 3:06am | ! Report

      15 Kurtley Beale
      14 Isreal Folau
      13 Samu Kerevi
      12 Reece Hodge
      11 Henry Speight
      10 Bernard Foley
      9 Will Genia
      8 Lopeti Timani
      7 Michael Hooper (c)
      6 Sean McMahon
      5 Adam Coleman
      4 Rory Arnold
      3 Allan Alaalatoa
      2 Tatafu Polota-Nau
      1 Scott Sio

      16 Stephen Moore
      17 Tom Robertson/Pekahou Cowan
      18 Sekope Kepu
      19 Kane Douglas
      20 Ned Hanigan
      21 Joe Powell
      22 Tevita Kuridrani
      23 Dane Haylett-Petty

      • August 3rd 2017 @ 4:59pm
        nate said | August 3rd 2017 @ 4:59pm | ! Report

        15 hunt
        14 folau
        13 tk
        12 kerevi
        11 naivalu/speight
        10 cooper
        9 genia
        8 higginbotham
        7 hooper
        6 timani
        5 coleman
        4 skelton
        3 alaalatoa
        2 tpn
        1 kepu
        16 latu
        17 sio
        18 robertson
        19 arnold
        20 dempsey
        21 phipps
        22 foley
        23 beale

        • August 11th 2017 @ 12:10pm
          Vava'u said | August 11th 2017 @ 12:10pm | ! Report

          Quad Cooper is not in the Squad
          15 Kurtley Beale
          14 Isreal Folau
          13 Samu Kerevi
          12 Reece Hodge/ Billy Meakes
          11 Henry Speight
          10 Bernard Foley
          9 Will Genia
          8 Lopeti Timani
          7 Michael Hooper (c)
          6 Sean McMahon
          5 Adam Coleman
          4 Rory Arnold
          3 Allan Alaalatoa
          2 Tatafu Polota-Nau
          1 Scott Sio

          16 Stephen Moore
          17 Tom Robertson/Pekahou Cowan
          18 Sekope Kepu
          19 Kane Douglas
          20 Ned Hanigan
          21 Joe Powell
          22 Tevita Kuridrani
          23 Dane Haylett-Petty

    • August 3rd 2017 @ 8:17am
      Clifto said | August 3rd 2017 @ 8:17am | ! Report

      NB ROAR EDs: Pek Cowan is classed as a Lock

    • August 3rd 2017 @ 8:21am
      Clifto said | August 3rd 2017 @ 8:21am | ! Report

      15 HP Sauce
      14 Israel Folau
      13 Samu Kerevi
      12 Kurtley Beale
      11 Sef Naivalu
      10 Bernard Foley
      9 Will Genia
      8 Lopeti Timani
      7 Michael Hooper (c)
      6 Sean McMahon (Would have Scott Fardy if available to choose)
      5 Adam Coleman
      4 Rory Arnold
      3 Allan Alaalatoa
      2 Tatafu Polota-Nau
      1 Scott Sio

      16 Tolu Latu
      17 Pek Cowan
      18 Sekope Kepu
      19 Richard Hardwick
      20 Izack Rodda
      21 Joe Powell
      22 Tevita Kuridrani
      23 Reece Hodge

    • August 3rd 2017 @ 8:25am
      PeterMc said | August 3rd 2017 @ 8:25am | ! Report

      Would have liked to pick Reece Hodge at 10!

      • August 3rd 2017 @ 10:00pm
        double agent said | August 3rd 2017 @ 10:00pm | ! Report

        When have you seen him play 10? I’ve read on here he played 10 as a junior but wow that’s a big call!!

    • August 3rd 2017 @ 8:42am
      robert said | August 3rd 2017 @ 8:42am | ! Report

      you proberly shouldn’t be picking two midgets for your starting 6 and 7 as lineouts do matter, and with Hooper starting your going to need a taller six than McMahon

      • August 5th 2017 @ 9:32pm
        Sammy Salsa said | August 5th 2017 @ 9:32pm | ! Report

        Timani

    • August 3rd 2017 @ 8:53am
      Boomeranga said | August 3rd 2017 @ 8:53am | ! Report

      Beale, DHP, Kerevi, Hodge, Folau, Cooper, Genia, Timani, Hooper, Higginbotham, Arnold, Coleman, AAA, TPN, Sio
      Latu, Lottery, Kepu, Rodda, McMahon, Powell, Foley, Naivalu

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