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Cheika unveils Wallabies first Test squad

  • Cheika unveils Wallabies first Test squad

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29: Reece Hodge of the Rebels breaks through for a try during the round 14 Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Force at AAMI Park on May 29, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has shut the media out of the team's final training session on the Sunshine Coast before he makes cuts to his 39-man training squad.

It's the first sign of mind games from Cheika and means his former teammate at Sydney club Randwick, England coach Eddie Jones, will be kept guessing before the first Test at Suncorp Stadium on June 11.

Cheika will trim nine players from his squad on Friday and hints there will be a number of bolters in the mix, including Melbourne Rebels rookie Reece Hodge.

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