Australia team to play Italy

Rugby Union - Autumn Internationals - England vs Australia - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - November 18, 2017 Australia head coach Michael Cheika with the players during the warmup REUTERS/Hannah McKay

PADUA, Italy (Reuters) – Australia coach Michael Cheika on Thursday named the following team to play Italy in Padua on Saturday:

15-Israel Folau, 14-Adam Ashley-Cooper, 13-Samu Kerevi, 12-Bernard Foley, 11-Jordan Petaia, 10-Matt To’omua, 9-Jake Gordon, 8-David Pocock, 7-Michael Hooper (captain), 6-Jack Dempsey, 5-Adam Coleman, 4-Izack Rodda, 3-Taniela Tupou, 2-Folau Fainga’a, 1-Scott Sio

Replacements: 16-Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17-Jermaine Ainsley 18-Sekope Kepu, 19-Rory Arnold, 20-Pete Samu, 21-Will Genia, 22-Kurtley Beale, 23-Dane Haylett-Petty.

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