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Sport Australia gamble on teenager Petaia for England clash

18:01  17 october  2019
18:01  17 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Huge gamble : Teen to start at No.13 when Wallabies stare down England . Skip to sections navigation Skip to content Skip to footer. Oita: Wallabies selectors are set to spring a major surprise by naming Jordan Petaia at No.13 for Australia 's do-or-die quarter-final clash with England and bringing Reece

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Teenager Jordan Petaia will play his first test at outside centre in Australia's biggest game for four years after being included in Michael Cheika's starting side on Thursday for their World Cup quarter-final against England.

The 19-year-old, who made his test debut in the pool match against Uruguay, replaces James O'Connor and joins Samu Kerevi in a centre partnership which will face off against England's re-worked midfield of Manu Tuliagi and Henry Slade.

Reece Hodge will play outside Petaia on the right wing after being recalled following his three-match ban for a high tackle in Australia's opener against Fiji, bringing with him long-range kicking skills that could be crucial in a tight match.

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Petaia became Australia 's youngest World Cup player when he made an excellent test debut against Uruguay on the left wing two weeks ago. The recently returned James O'Connor appears to be on the outer for the Wallabies' test against England . O'Connor impressed in Australia 's win over Fiji in

Petaia has played just two Tests for Australia , but scrum-half Will Genia rates the teenager as a world-beater already. Genia said: "Jordan can be one of the best players in the world in the not so distant future." Boss Michael Cheika said that he doesn't believe his rising star feels any of the pressure

Inside Kerevi for Saturday's game at Oita Stadium will be flyhalf Christian Lealiifano and scrumhalf Will Genia after Cheika tinkered with his halfback partnership for the fifth time in five matches.

There was no tinkering in the back row, however, where the combination of opensides Michael Hooper and David Pocock on the side of the scrum will be complemented by the power of Isi Naisarani at number eight.

That combination can leave Australia short of line-out options but Cheika does have locks Adam Coleman and Lukhan Salakaia-Loto among the five forwards on the bench.

Kurtley Beale will start at fullback having completed the concussion protocols after suffering a head knock in Australia's final pool match against Georgia last Friday.

Huge gamble: Teen to start at No.13 when Wallabies stare down England

  Huge gamble: Teen to start at No.13 when Wallabies stare down England Wallabies selectors are set to take a massive risk by naming teenager Jordan Petaia on Thursday afternoon in their side to face England in Saturday's World Cup quarter-final.Despite having just two Tests under his belt, both on the wing, the Wallabies have taken a punt on Petaia's prodigious talent by pushing him closer to the action at outside-centre in a position he has played previously in Super Rugby for the Queensland Reds.

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Teenager Jordan Petaia is a surprise selection for Australia after being named at outside centre for Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against England . The 19-year-old, who will win just his third Test cap, partners Queensland Reds team-mate Samu Kerevi in midfield. Will Genia is preferred to Nic

Cheika has also given youth a chance on the bench with 23-year-old Taniela Tupou favoured over the experienced Sekope Kepu as back-up tighthead.

Scrumhalf Nic White and versatile backs O'Connor and Matt Toomua offer plenty of backline options off the bench.

Team: 15-Kurtley Beale, 14-Reece Hodge, 13-Jordan Petaia, 12-Samu Kerevi, 11-Marika Koroibete, 10-Christian Lealiifano, 9-Will Genia, 8-Isi Naisarani, 7-Michael Hooper (captain), 6-David Pocock, 5-Rory Arnold, 4-Izack Rodda, 3-Allan Alaalatoa, 2-Tolu Latu, 1-Scott Sio.

Replacements: 16-Jordan Uelese, 17-James Slipper, 18-Taniela Tupou, 19-Adam Coleman, 20-Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 21-Nic White, 22-Matt Toomua, 23-James O'Connor.

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