With Hooper as the star, the Wallabies confirmed their team to face South Africa


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With Hooper as the star, the Wallabies confirmed their team to face South Africa

Following losses to New Zealand in the Bledisloe Cup and the Rugby Championship series, Australia reversed the negative image by winning 28-26 at South Africa by the third date of the contest. Those led by Dave Rennie will seek to maintain the level, this Saturday from 3:50 on Star + and ESPN.

Michael Hooper to overtake George Gregan in the most games as captain of the Wallabies when he leads the team for the sixtieth time against the Springboks at Suncorp Stadium.

Since making his international debut in 2012, Hooper has played 112 caps for the Aussie national team and this time he will share the third row with Lachlan Swinton and Rob Valetini.

Brumbies number nine, Nic White, is the only change between the backs, obtaining their first title of the year. The scrum half will form the half pair together with the star of the last match: Quade Cooper.

On the other hand, Tom Banks has again been named fullback, while Marika Koroibete and Andrew Kellaway will be at the tips.

Formation of Australia: 1. James Slipper, 2. Folau Fainga’a, 3. Taniela Tupou; 4. Izack Rodda, 5. Matt Philip; 6. Lachlan Swinton, 7. Michael Hooper (c), 8. Rob Valetini; 9. Nic White, 10. Quade Cooper; 11. Marika Koroibete, 12. Samu Kerevi, 13. Len Ikitau, 14. Andrew Kellaway; 15. Tom Banks.
Substitutes: 16. Feleti Kaitu’u, 17. Angus Bell, 18. Tom Robertson, 19. Darcy Swain, 20. Pete Samu, 21. Tate McDermott, 22. Reece Hodge and 23. Jordan Petaia.


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