Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Deans Wields Selection Axe

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Deans Wields Selection Axe

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Wallabies squad

15 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 14 Joe Tomane, 13 Rob Horne, 12 Pat McCabe, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 Berrick Barnes, 9. Will Genia, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 David Pocock, 6 Scott Higginbotham, 5 Nathan Sharpe, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson. Res: 16 Stephen Moore, 17 Ben Alexander, 18 Dave Dennis, 19 Michael Hooper, 20 Nic White, 21 Anthony Fainga'a, 22 Mike Harris

THE New South Wales Waratahs may be struggling in Super Rugby this season but Wallabies coach Robbie Deans is hoping eight of them can help restore some national pride.

Deans has wielded the axe following the humiliating 9-6 upset loss to Scotland in Newcastle on Tuesday night and has made eight changes to the starting line-up for tomorrow night's Test against Wales in Brisbane.

The all-Waratah front row of Benn Robinson, Tatafu Polota-Nau and Sekope Kepu will be keen to put the Wallabies on the front foot.

Loose head prop Robinson will make his first appearance since the record breaking 59-16 win over France in 2010 after being forced to miss all of last year's Test program due to a knee injury. …

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