Australia name Jordan Petaia at centre for Rugby World Cup quarter-final with England

Teenager Jordan Petaia Begins at outside centre for Australia at Saturdays World Cup quarter-final against England at Oita.

The 19-year-old is now the youngest Test centre since Jason Little 30 years back of Australia. He also becomes the first player made this century to feature in a Rugby World Cup knockout game.
Petaia moves from wing to midfield, with Reece Hodge coming after serving a three-match suspension.
Hodge was banned after his citing for a high tackle on the Peceli Yato of Fiji in the Wallabies opening World Cup fixture month.
Other changes visit Christian Lealifano and certainly will Genia both begin, also skipper Michael Hooper, who wins his 99th cap, also prop Allan Alaalatoa.
After finishing graduated return-to-play protocols full-back Kurtley Beale, meanwhile, starts.
Saturdays encounter at Oita Stadium is your countries World Cup meeting, with the present.
However, Australia have dropped their past six games from England since beating on them throughout the 2015 World Cup in Twickenham.
Australia: 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Reece Hodge, 13 Jordan Petaia, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Will Genia; 1 Scott Sio, 2 Tolu Latu, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 4 Izack Rodda, 5 Rory Arnold, 6 David Pocock, seven Michael Hooper (c), 8 Isa Naisarani.
Replacements: 16 Jordan Uelese, 17 James Slipper, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Adam Coleman, 20 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 21 Nic White, 22 Matt Toomua, 23 James OConnor.
Read more:


Free Email Updates
We respect your privacy.


The Cheapest Hosting on the Net!


Bad Credit? No Problem…