Wallabies bring in the big guns for Ireland clash

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has gone big in his squad selection for tomorrow’s Test match, with Dean Mumm sent in to combat Ireland’s fierce lineout.

Mumm will wear the No.6 jersey, moving powerhouse flanker David Pocock to No.8 and Lopeti Timani to the bench.

The relatively unchanged squad is almost identical to the starting line-up who narrowly edged Scotland a fortnight ago.


Queensland Reds vice-captain Rob Simmons has retained his spot after playing a crucial role in toppling France last weekend, forming a lock partnership with Brumbies star Rory Arnold.


1. Scott Sio (28 Tests)

2. Stephen Moore (c) (115 Tests)

3. Sekope Kepu (75 Tests)

4. Rory Arnold (8 Tests)

5. Rob Simmons (69 Tests)

6. Dean Mumm (55 Tests)

7. Michael Hooper (63 Tests)

8. David Pocock (64 Tests)

9. Will Genia (74 Tests)

10. Bernard Foley (40 Tests)

11. Henry Speight (9 Tests)

12. Reece Hodge (8 Tests)

13. Tevita Kuridrani (43 Tests)

14. Dane Haylett-Petty (12 Tests)

15. Israel Folau (50 Tests)


Tolu Latu (2 Tests)

James Slipper (84 Tests)

Allan Alaalatoa (8 Tests)

Kane Douglas (29 Tests)

Lopeti Timani (5 Tests)

Sean McMahon (13 Tests)

Nick Phipps (51 Tests)

Quade Cooper (65 Tests)

Sefanaia Naivalu (4 Tests)