Slipper, McCalman & Giteau to lead Wallabies against USA

James Slipper will captain the Wallabies against the USA Eagles in Chicago on Sunday morning (AEST), with Ben McCalman and Matt Giteau named vice captains for the historic Test. Joe Tomane, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Kurtley Beale, Kane Douglas and Sean McMahon will all start their first Test of 2015, with James Hanson, Sam Carter and Taqele Naiyaravoro all named on the bench despite missing out on Michael Cheika's 31-man World Cup squad. Rebels prop Toby Smith will also potentially earn his first Wallabies cap after being named on the bench. “I am extremely humbled to be given this opportunity to Captain the team on Saturday night at Soldier Field. There is no greater honour for a player than to lead his country and I am excited to be able to do it with this incredible group of players,” said Slipper. “We’ve always looked at things this season as a collective, with players being able to step up at different stages. That also applies to leadership, and we have a lot of solid lead
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