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Cheika backs his Rugby World Cup stars

  • Cheika backs his Rugby World Cup stars

    Australia's scrum half Will Genia (R) runs with the ball during the final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham stadium, south west London, on October 31, 2015. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE, NO USE IN LIVE MATCH TRACKING SERVICES, TO BE USED AS NON-SEQUENTIAL STILLS (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has reunited his World Cup final starting halves of Bernard Foley and Will Genia for Saturday's Rugby Championship opener against the All Blacks in Sydney.

As well as Genia, fellow Franced-based stars Adam Ashley-Cooper, on the wing, and inside centre Matt Giteau have also earned recalls after missing Australia's 3-0 series loss to England in June.

Wallabies: Israel Folau, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Tevita Kuridrani, Matt Giteau, Dane Haylett-Petty, Bernard Foley, Will Genia, David Pocock, Michael Hooper, Ben McCalman, Scott Fardy, Rob Simmons, Kane Douglas, Sekope Kepu, Stephen Moore (capt), Scott Sio: Reserves Tatafu Polota-Nau, James Slipper, Allan Alaalatoa, Dean Mumm, Scott Fardy, Nick Phipps, Matt Toomua, Rob Horne

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