Australia v England: McCalman replaces Skelton on Wallabies bench

by Staff Writer

Following the Wallabies training session at Dulwich College earlier this morning, Michael Cheika has named his bench for Saturday's match against England at Twickenham.

Ben McCalman, who served as the side’s vice-captain in last week’s 65-3 win over Uruguay replaces the injured Will Skelton, joining Dean Mumm in the replacement back fives.

James Slipper returns to the match day 23 for his 70th Test appearance, after missing the Uruguay game with concussion, sitting alongside reserve front row forwards Greg Holmes and Tatafu Polota-Nau.

Rugby World Cup 2015 Match 26: Wallabies team including reserves to play England at Twickenham, London, Saturday, October 3, 8:00pm local time (6:00am Sunday AEDT)

1. Scott Sio (12 Tests)

2. Stephen Moore (c) (97 Tests)

3. Sekope Kepu (58 Tests)

4. Kane Douglas (18 Tests)

5. Rob Simmons (55 Tests)

6. Scott Fardy (25 Tests)

7. Michael Hooper (vc) (47 Tests)

8. David Pocock (51 Tests)

9. Will Genia (61 Tests)

10. Bernard Foley (22 Tests)

11. Rob Horne (28 Tests)

12. Matt Giteau (97 Tests)

13. Tevita Kuridrani (25 Tests)

14. Adam Ashley-Cooper (vc) (109 Tests)

15. Israel Folau (34 Tests)

Reserves

16. Tatafu Polota-Nau (56 Tests)

17. James Slipper (69 Tests)

18. Greg Holmes (19 Tests)

19. Dean Mumm (39 Tests)

20. Ben McCalman (42 Tests)

21. Nick Phipps (34 Tests)

22. Matt Toomua (27 Tests)

23. Kurtley Beale (55 Tests)

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