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Australia and England sides for third Test

Australia have made four changes to their starting 15 for the series-deciding game in Sydney against England.

Coach Dave Rennie has opted to add size to his back-row with the inclusion of Queensland Reds no 8, Harry Wilson joining Rob Valetini and Michael Hooper with Rob Leota dropping to the bench.

Debutant Nick Frost will partner Matt Philip in the third different locking combination in as many tests. Whilst upfront James Slipper returns to steady the scrum at Loose-head prop.

Nic White will again partner with Noah Lolesio in the halves, whilst Tate McDermott gets his chance on the bench. The midfield and wings maintain their selection, while Reece Hodge gets his chance at fullback with injuries to regular fullbacks Tom Banks (broken arm) and Jordan Petaia (concussion).

Suliasi Vunivalu will get his chance to debut from the bench, the former rugby league player having impressed during super rugby for the Queensland Reds.
England coach Eddie Jones has been forced to make a number of changes due to concussion, with the power-house Maro Itoje and Sam Underhill both added to the list of players ruled out with head knocks.

Lock Ollie Chessum makes his starting debut partnering Jonny Hill, whilst Lewis Ludlam starts in place of Sam Underhill at openside-flanker.
The only selection-based chance sees Harlequins Danny Care re-establish his partnership with Marcus Smith in the halfs. While last week’s starting 9 Jack van Poortvliet drops to the bench.

Owen Farrell and Guy Porter maintain their selection in the midfield as do the back-three of; Freddie Steward, Jack Norwell and Tommy Freeman, with the exciting Henry Arundell set to be unleashed late in the game.
On the bench, Jack Willis has recovered from a rib injury to be included, while lock Nick Isiekwe makes his first appearance on tour. Luke Cowan-Dickie, Mako Vunipola will provide vast experience when they are required.

Both sides will be backing them-selves to get the win in Sydney. England will again look to play for territory and take points when they are offered, in opposition expect Australia to play a more open brand of running rugby. With lots being said in the media and on the field between these two sides, expect a lot of tight test with a lot of emotion.

Australia squad: Reece Hodge, Tom Wright, Hunter Paisami, Samu Kerevi, Marika Koroibete, Noah Lolesio, Nic White; Rob Valetini, Michael Hooper (captain), Harry Wilson, Matt Philip, Nick Frost, Taniela Tupou, David Porecki, James Slipper.

Reserves: Folau Fainga’a, Angus Bell, Allan Alaalatoa, Rob Leota, Pete Samu, Tate McDermott, Len Ikitau, Suliasi Vunivalu.

England: Freddie Steward, Jack Nowell, Guy Porter, Owen Farrell, Tommy Freeman, Marcus Smith, Danny Care, Billy Vunipola, Lewis Ludlam, Courtney Lawes (capt), Jonny Hill, Ollie Chessum, Will Stuart, Jamie George, Ellis Genge.

Reserves: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Mako Vunipola, Joe Heyes, Nick Isiekwe, Jack Willis, Jack van Poortvliet, Will Joseph, Henry Arundell.

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