6 Nov 2009

George Smith returns to Wallaby line-up

11:43 am on 6 November 2009

The veteran flanker George Smith will return to the Wallabies pack for tomorrow's international against England after missing last week's match against the All Blacks.

Smith, who is fifth on the all-time list of capped players, replaces David Pocock for what will be his 107th test.

The Wallabies have also re-jigged their midfield with Digby Ioane and Quade Cooper paired at centre.

The 24 year old Ioane, who returned from a shoulder injury to play against the All Blacks on the wing, will switch to centre alongside state colleague Cooper.

The two Queensland Reds players have just 12 caps between them.

Ioane's shift means Drew Mitchell, who scored two tries against Gloucester midweek, returns to the wing after missing the Tokyo match.

Only eight of the Australian side who beat England 28-14 last year will feature at Twickenham against an England team with just four survivors remaining from last year..