Seven Brumbies In Wallabies Squad For England Clash

· Rugby World Cup
by Brumbies Media
Seven plus500 Brumbies have been named in the Wallabies squad to take on England in the Rugby World Cup Quarter-Final in Japan. 

Once again, Scott Sio and Allan Alaalatoa are selected in the prop positions with James Slipper likely to be one of the first off the bench as Sio’s replacement. 

Behind the two bookends, Rory Arnold is the only other ACT representative in the starting pack, with Michael Cheika electing to have David Pocock revert to blindside flanker. 

Christian Lealiifano is selected to start at flyhalf, another chapter in the legendary Brumby's incredible and inspirational journey. Nic White, recently confirmed to returning to the Brumbies in 2021, takes his place on the bench, and will likely have a massive part to play. 

Elsewhere, Reece Hodge returns on the wing following a three-week suspension while rookie Jordan Petaia will start at outside centre.

Michael Hooper will captain the side in his 99th Test after he was a late withdrawal against Georgia last Friday, while Kurtley Beale has completed the World Rugby Graduated Return-To-Play protocols to be named at fullback.

Saturday’s clash with England will be the seventh meeting between the two nations at a Rugby World Cup with the ledger even at three wins apiece since Australia’s 19-6 win at the inaugural 1987 event. 

The two proud nations are set for their 51st clash but the Quarter Final in Oita will mark just the third time they’ve met at a neutral venue.

The Wallabies have had a poor recent record against the Englishmen however, having lost the last six meetings since Australia’s dominant 33-13 victory at Twickenham in the pool stage of Rugby World Cup 2015.

Foxtel will showcase every Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match LIVE across two dedicated channels with no ad-breaks during play and in 4K Ultra High Definition. All games will also be streamed LIVE and On Demand on Kayo Sports.

The Wallabies v England and Wales v France Quarter Finals will also air LIVE and free on Network 10, WIN Network and
2019 Rugby World Cup

Wallabies 39 v Fiji 21 at Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Japan, Saturday 21 September at 2.45pm AEST
Wallabies 25 v 29 Wales at Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo, Sunday 29 September at 5.45pm AEST
Wallabies 45 v 10 Uruguay at Oita Bank Dome, Oita, Saturday 5 October at 3.15pm AEST
Wallabies 27 v 8 Georgia at Shizuoka Stadium, Shizuoka, Friday 11 October at 9.15pm AEST