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Moore returns to Wallabies side to face England

Autumn internationals: England v Australia
Venue: Twickenham Date: Saturday, 13 November Kick-off: 1430 GMT
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Stephen Moore
Moore was a late withdrawal from the game against Wales

Australia have made one change from the team which beat Wales last weekend for Saturday's international against England at Twickenham.

Stephen Moore regains his berth at hooker in place of Saia Faingaa.

Moore has recovered from the lower back injury he sustained in Saturday's warm-up at the Millennium Stadium.

Brumbies hooker Huia Edmonds is promoted to the bench after an impressive display in the midweek victory over Leicester.

Moore was man of the match when Australia's scrum proved too strong for England at Twickenham in 2008, and was also a member of the Wallabies side which won the corresponding fixture last year.

"Steve's a 50-Test plus player, so he brings with him a wealth of experience," said Wallabies coach Robbie Deans.

"He's played at Twickenham on a number of occasions."

Moore is one of 10 players in the Australian starting line-up who played in last year's 18-9 win. "That experience is invaluable," Deans added.

"Twickenham's a great venue to play. It's the bastion of English rugby and they love to get behind their team and use the facility to their advantage. So the more guys that have played there the better.

"England have a quality front row - they've shown that last weekend. We've got a huge amount of respect for them," Moore said.


Australia: Kurtley Beale; James O'Connor, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Matt Giteau, Drew Mitchell; Quade Cooper, Will Genia; Benn Robinson, Stephen Moore, Ben Alexander, Mark Chisholm, Nathan Sharpe, Rocky Elsom (capt), David Pocock, Ben McCalman.
Replacements: Huia Edmonds, James Slipper, Dean Mumm, Richard Brown, Luke Burgess, Berrick Barnes, Lachie Turner.



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