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Cheika names unchanged side to play Ireland

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14th June, 2018
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Michael Cheika has named an unchanged side for the Wallabies’ second Test versus Ireland on Saturday night.

The news comes as no real surprise after the side named for the first Test exceeded expectations with an 18-9 victory last week.

There were no major injury concerns to come out of the game, and therefore no particular reason to find replacements.

The news means that debutants Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Caleb Timu and Pete Samu have all held their spots.

Ned Hanigan and Rory Arnold were potentially available for selection after recovering from injury, but Cheika has opted against including either.

Wallabies team to play Ireland, second Test
1. Scott Sio (44 Tests)
2. Brandon Paenga-Amosa (1 Test)
3. Sekope Kepu (92 Tests)
4. Izack Rodda (5 Tests)
5. Adam Coleman (21 Tests)
6. David Pocock (67 Tests)
7. Michael Hooper (c) (80 Tests)
8. Caleb Timu (1 Test)
9. Will Genia (89 Tests)
10. Bernard Foley (56 Tests)
11. Marika Koroibete (9 Tests)
12. Kurtley Beale (72 Tests)
13. Samu Kerevi (19 Tests)
14. Dane Haylett-Petty (19 Tests)
15. Israel Folau (63 Tests)

16. Tolu Latu (5 Tests)
17. Tom Robertson (19 Tests)
18. Taniela Tupou (2 Tests)
19. Rob Simmons (83 Tests)
20. Lukhan Tui (5 Tests)
21. Pete Samu (1 Test)
22. Nick Phipps (62 Tests)
23. Reece Hodge (25 Tests)