June 30, 2022
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Fijian trio to start against England

Marika Koroibete, Rob Valetini and Samu Kerevi have been named in the starting line-up for Australia’s first test against England this weekend.

The experienced Fijians headline a strong squad that includes two debutants.

Valetini slots in at the back of the scrum in number eight with Koroibete at blindside wing and Kerevi at inside centre.

Waratahs and Wallabies openside flanker Michael Hooper returns to captain the side.

Fellow Waratah David Porecki debuts at hooker with veteran Brumbies lock Cadeyrn Neville starting at right lock.

Australia hosts England at Optus Stadium in Perth at 9.55pm on Saturday.

Wallabies lineup: Angus Bell, David Porecki, Allan Alaalatoa, Darcy Swain, Cadeyrn Neville, Rob Leota, Michael Hooper, Rob Valetini, Nic White, Quade Cooper, Marika Koroibete, Samu Kerevi, Len Ikitau, Andrew Kellaway, Tom Banks, Folau Fainga’a, Scott Sio, James Slipper, Matt Philip, Pete Samu, Jake Gordon, Noah Lolesio, Jordan Petaia.

By Noa Biudole

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