Michael Hooper and Adam Coleman to miss Australia's World Cup game against Georgia

Michael Hooper is expected to be fit for the quarter-finals
Michael Hooper is expected to be fit for the quarter-finals
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Australia have made two late changes to their matchday squad against Georgia with flanker Michael Hooper and lock Adam Coleman ruled out following fitness concerns.

Both the players were named on the bench by head coach Michael Cheika but now will miss the encounter with Hooper's place among the reserves is now taken by Lukhan Salakaia-Loto while Coleman is replaced by Rob Simmons, who will now make his 100th Test appearance.

The Wallabies have already reached the knock-out stage with two wins from three games and are likely to face England in quarter-finals in Oita on 19th October.

Australia starting line-up:: 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Jordan Petaia, 13 James O’Connor, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Matt To’omua, 9 Nic White, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 David Pocock (c), 6 Jack Dempsey, 5 Rory Arnold, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tolu Latu, 1 Scott Sio

Replacements: 16 Jordan Uelese, 17 James Slipper, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Rob Simmons, 20 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 21 Will Genia, 22 Christian Lealiifano, 23 Dane Haylett-Petty

 

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