Cheika names rookies in Wallabies 31-man squad to play All Blacks in Japan

Qantas Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has named three uncapped players in his 31-man squad for the third Bledisloe Cup clash against New Zealand in Japan. Waratahs forward Jed Holloway has earned his first squad call-up after an impressive season in Super Rugby while fellow New South Welshman Jake Gordon and Melbourne Rebels flanker Angus Cottrell are the other two uncapped players. Queensland centre Samu Kerevi makes his return to the Wallabies fold after missing the entire Mitsubishi Estate Rugby Championship with a bicep injury. The 25-year old hasn’t played since the third Test against Ireland in June with Reece Hodge starting at outside centre in all six games in Kerevi’s absence. Brumbies pair Tom Banks and Rory Arnold will fly to Japan on Sunday after being released for the Canberra Vikings’ National Rugby Championship (NRC) semi-final against Fijian Drua in Lautoka, Fiji. The clash against New Zealand in Yokohama next Saturday is set to be a memorable occasio
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