Australia team to play Ireland

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Ewen McKenzie has made two changes to the team that thrashed Italy last weekend, for their trip to Dublin on Saturday. Scott Fardy starts on the blindside flank, with Rob Simmons reverting to his preferred position at lock. Sekope Kepu comes in at tighthead for Ben Alexander.

On the bench, Tatafu Polota-Nau returns from a long term injury.

Australia team to play Ireland:
15 Israel Folau, 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Matt Toomua, 11 Nick Cummins, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Ben Mowen (capt), 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 James Horwill, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 James Slipper.
Replacements: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 Benn Robinson, 18 Paddy Ryan, 19 Sitaleki Timani, 20 Liam Gill, 21 Nic White, 22 Christian Leali’ifano, 23 Joe Tomane.

Photo by: Patrick Khachfe / Onside Images

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