30 Nov 2013

Ashley-Cooper recalled to Wallabies

5:12 am on 30 November 2013

The Wallabies have recalled the banned back Adam Ashley-Cooper to the starting lineup for their final test of the year against Wales in Cardiff on Sunday.

The 90 test veteran was amoung six players dropped for last weekend's match against Scotland for breaking team protocol by having a late night out in Dublin.

Winger Nick Cummins has also been reinstated for the Cardiff clash while prop Paddy Ryan will serve his one-match ban this week.

Front rowers Tatafu Polota-Nau and Benn Robinson, were named on the bench.

After losing their opening test on the European tour to England, the Wallabies have beaten Italy, Ireland and the Scots over the last three weeks.

Wales, on the other hand, were outmuscled by South Africa before bouncing back with wins over Argentina and Tonga.

15-Israel Folau, 14-Joe Tomane, 13-Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12-Christian Leali'lifano, 11-Nick Cummins, 10-Quade Cooper, 9-Will Genia, 8-Ben Mowen (captain), 7-Michael Hooper, 6-Scott Fardy, 5-James Horwill, 4-Rob Simmons, 3-Sekope Kepu, 2-Stephen Moore, 1-James Slipper

16-Tatafu Polota Nau, 17-Benn Robinson, 18-Ben Alexander, 19-Kane Douglas, 20-Dave Dennis, 21-Nic White, 22-Mike Harris, 23-Bernard Foley