Wallabies named for 1st Investec Tri Nations/Bledisloe match

Australian coach Robbie Deans has named his first Wallabies team to face the All Blacks in the opening match of the Investec Tri Nations on Saturday 18 July 2009 at Eden Park, Auckland New Zealand kick-off 8:30 (UK) SkySports2.

Team

15. Adam Ashley-Cooper (Brumbies)
14. Lachie Turner (NSW Waratahs)
13. Stirling Mortlock (Brumbies, captain)
12. Berrick Barnes (Queensland Reds)
11. Drew Mitchell (Western Force)
10. Matt Giteau (Brumbies)
9. Luke Burgess (NSW Waratahs)
8. Wycliff Palu (NSW Waratahs)
7. George Smith (Brumbies)
6. Richard Brown (Western Force)
5. Nathan Sharpe (Western Force)
4. James Horwill (Queensland Reds)
3. Al Baxter (NSW Waratahs)
2. Stephen Moore (Brumbies)
1. Benn Robinson (NSW Waratahs)

16. Tatafu Polota-Nau (NSW Waratahs)
17. Ben Alexander (Brumbies)
18. Dean Mumm (NSW Waratahs)
19. Phil Waugh (NSW Waratahs)
20. David Pocock (Western Force)
21. Will Genia (Queensland Reds)
22. James O’Connor (Western Force)