Pocock returns for Wallabies

David Pocock will make his comeback from injury in Saturday’s match against Wales.

Pocock replaces Michael Hooper at openside flank. The Test in Cardiff will mark his first match since he injured his knee in the Rugby Championship.

While Pocock returns, Nathan Sharpe will retain the captaincy in this his 116th and final Test. Other changes see lock Kane Douglas back from a knee injury in place of the suspended Sitaleki Timani and hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau in for Stephen Moore.

Wallabies – 15 Berrick Barnes, 14 Nick Cummins, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Ben Tapuai, 11 Drew Mitchell, 10 Kurtley Beale, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 David Pocock, 6 Scott Higginbotham, 5 Nathan Sharpe (c), 4 Kane Douglas, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Tatafu Polota Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
Subs: 16 Stephen Moore, 17 James Slipper, 18 Sekope Kepu, 19 Dave Dennis, 20 Michael Hooper, 21 Brendan McKibbin, 22 Mike Harris, 23 Digby Ioane.