Adam Ashley-Cooper starts at centre for Australia

Australia head coach Michael Cheika has named a team with three changes to the side that lost to Ireland for this week’s Test match against England at Twickenham on Saturday.

As one of the three changes veteran Wallabies back Adam Ashley-Cooper has been moved from wing to centre replacing Tevita Kuridrani who is injured.

Kuridrani sustained a low-grade ankle injury in the loss to Ireland which followed a loss to France the week earlier.

Waratahs winger Rob Horne comes in to the backline filling in where Ashley-Cooper played.

The only change to the forward pack is Sean McMahon coming in on the blindside flank to replace Luke Jones.

Rob Simmons will win his 50th test cap making him one of six Australian forwards to achieve the milestone in 2014.

Cheika has not yet finalised his replacements bench for the Test and will announce the remaining players closer to the time.

Australia have lost their last two tests but a victory this weekend over England would go some way to making up for the losses.


Israel Folau, Henry Speight, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Matt Toomua, Rob Horne, Bernard Foley, Nick Phipps, Ben McCalman, Michael Hooper (captain), Sean McMahon, Rob Simmons, Sam Carter, Sekope Kepu, Saia Fainga’a, James Slipper

Replacements : To follow.

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