Australia name Jordan Petaia at centre for Rugby World Cup quarter-final with England


Teenager Jordan Petaia Begins at outside centre for Australia at Saturdays World Cup quarter-final against England at Oita.

The 19-year-old is the youngest Exam centre since Jason Little of Australia. In addition, he becomes the first player born this century.
Petaia moves from wing to midfield, with Reece Hodge after working out a suspension, returning.
Hodge was prohibited following his citing for a high attack on Fijis Peceli Yato in the Wallabies opening World Cup fixture last month.
Other changes visit Can Genia and Christian Lealifano both begin skipper Michael Hooper, who wins his 99th cap, also prop Allan Alaalatoa.
After completing graduated return-to-play protocols, full-back Kurtley Beale begins.
Saturdays experience at Oita Stadium is the countries World Cup meeting, with the present.
Australia have dropped their last six matches against England since hammering on them throughout the 2015 World Cup at Twickenham.
Australia: 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Reece Hodge, 13 Jordan Petaia, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Can Genia; 1 Scott Sio, two Tolu Latu, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 4 Izack Rodda, 5 Rory Arnold, 6 David Pocock, seven Michael Hooper (c), 8 Isa Naisarani.
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 OConnor.

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