Qantas Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has named Reece Hodge to start at outside centre for Saturday night’s Bledisloe Cup opener against New Zealand at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.
It will be the 23-year old’s first Test start in the number 13 jersey with the versatile back having featured in nearly every other position in the Wallabies backline.
Buildcorp Wallaroos Head Coach Dwayne Nestor has today confirmed his leadership group for the 2018 Internationals with Queenslander Liz Patu to captain the side this August.
Patu will be joined by Rebecca Clough (Western Australia) and Sarah Riordan (Queensland and ADF) as Vice Captains as Australia continues to finalise its preparation for the two Test series against New Zealand.
Qantas Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has today trimmed his squad to 28, ahead of the opening Bledisloe Cup clash at ANZ Stadium on Saturday 18 August.
Experienced trio Michael Hooper (hamstring), Scott Sio (shoulder) and Dane Haylett-Petty (knee) have all passed fitness tests to be available for Saturday night’s clash against the world’s number one side, New Zealand.