Jack Maddocks named in Wallabies side to play All Blacks

Former Eastern Suburbs fullback Jack Maddocks has been named on the Wallabies bench ahead of Saturday night’s Bledisloe Cup match against the All Blacks.

Reece Hodge will start at outside centre, while Tatafu Polota-Nau will make his Wallabies return in the No.2 jersey.

Matt Toomua has also been named to potentially make his Wallabies return after returning from the UK last month.

The selection of 21-year old Maddocks caps a remarkable few years for the outside back, who focussed his efforts on a budding cricket career rather than rugby during school.

Bledisloe Cup

Qantas Wallabies v New Zealand at ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Saturday 18 August 7.45pm AEST

New Zealand v Qantas Wallabies at Eden Park, Auckland, Saturday 25 August 5.35pm AEST

New Zealand v Qantas Wallabies at Nissan Stadium, Yokohama, Saturday 27 October 3.00pm local

Wallabies team to play New Zealand at ANZ Stadium, Sydney on Saturday 18 August, 7.45pm AEST

1. Tom Robertson (21 Tests)

2. Tatafu Polota-Nau (82 Tests)

3. Sekope Kepu (94 Tests)

4. Izack Rodda (7 Tests)

5. Adam Coleman (23 Tests)

6. Lukhan Tui (7 Tests)

7. Michael Hooper (c) (82 Tests)

8. David Pocock (69 Tests)

9. Will Genia (90 Tests)

10. Bernard Foley (58 Tests)

11. Marika Koroibete (11 Tests)

12. Kurtley Beale (74 Tests)

13. Reece Hodge (27 Tests)

14. Dane Haylett-Petty (21 Tests)

15. Israel Folau (65 Tests)


16. Tolu Latu (7 Tests)

17. Allan Alaalatoa (23 Tests)

18. Taniela Tupou (4 Tests)

19. Rob Simmons (85 Tests)

20. Pete Samu (3 Tests)

21. Nick Phipps (64 Tests)

22. Matt Toomua (33 Tests)

23. Jack Maddocks*

*denotes uncapped