Pool C latest – Still no Pocock for Wallabies
21 Sep 2011
Keo.co.za brings you the latest news from Pool C.
Still no Pocock for Wallabies - David Pocock has failed to recover from injury in time to face the USA.
The influential openside flank withdrew from the Test against Ireland with a back strain and was the notable omission from the team to play in Wellington on Friday.
There are seven changes to the side that lost in Auckland last week. Captain James Horwill has been rested for the match, with scrumhalf Will Genia to lead the side.
Australia - Kurtley Beale, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Anthony Faingaa, Rob Horne, Drew Mitchell, Quade Cooper, Will Genia (c), Wycliff Palu, Ben McCalman, Rocky Elsom, Nathan Sharpe, Rob Simmons, Ben Alexander, Tatafu Polota-Nau, James Slipper.
Subs: Stephen Moore, Sekope Kepu, Dan Vickerman, Radike Samo, Luke Burgess, Berrick Barnes, Pat McCabe.
All change for USA – Eddie O’Sullivan has made wholesale changes to the side that started against Russia for the USA’s next game against Australia.
Australian-born scrumhalf Tim Usaz will assume the captaincy in the absence of Todd Clever.
United States – 15 Blaine Scully, 14 Colin Hawley, 13 Tai Enosa, 12 Junior Sifa, 11 Kevin Swiryn, 10 Nese Malifa, 9 Tim Usasz (c), 8 JJ Gagiano, 7 Pat Danahy, 6 Inaki Basauri, 5 Hayden Smith, 4 Scott LaValla, 3 Eric Fry, 2 Phil Thiel, 1 Shawn Pittman.
Subs: 16 Brian McClenahan, 17 Matekitonga Moeakiola, 18 Louis Stanfill, 19 Nic Johnson, 20 Mike Petri, 21 Roland Suniula, 22 Chris Wyles.