16 Nov 2012

Deans makes four changes for England test

11:40 am on 16 November 2012

The Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has made four changes to his lineup for this weekend's test against England at Twickenham.

In the wake of their 33-6 thrashing by France, fullback Berrick Barnes and winger Digby Ioane return in place of Mike Harris and Pat McCabe, while the lock Sitaleki Timani and tighthead prop Ben Alexander come in for Kane Douglas and Sekope Kepu.

McCabe and Douglas were ruled out through injury, along with the star flanker David Pocock, while lock Rob Simmons has just started an eight-week ban for a dangerous tackle in the match against France.