Internationals - Deans makes two changes

Eurosport - Tue, 22 Jun 10:15:00 2010

Robbie Deans has made two injury-enforced changes to his Australia side ahead of Saturday's one-off Test against Ireland in Brisbane.

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Adam Ashley-Cooper replaces injured winger Digby Ioane (shoulder), while in-form half-back Luke Burgess (pictured) returns at number nine in place of Will Genia (hand).

Ioane requires surgery after dislocating his shoulder in the 63rd minute of last weekend's narrow loss to England, while Genia is facing a six-week layoff and will miss the start of the Tri Nations tournament after suffering a broken thumb in the same match.

Waratahs utility Kurtley Beale and Josh Valentine have been added to the bench after missing out on the match-day 22 for the Sydney Test.

Australia: 15-James O'Connor, 14-Drew Mitchell, 13-Rob Horne, 12-Matt Giteau, 11-Adam Ashley-Cooper, 10-Quade Cooper, 9-Luke Burgess, 8-Richard Brown, 7-David Pocock, 6-Rocky Elsom, 5-Nathan Sharpe, 4-Dean Mumm, 3-Salesi Ma'afu, 2-Saia Faingaa, 1-Ben Daley.

Replacements: 16-Huia Edmonds, 17-James Slipper, 18-Mark Chisholm, 19-Matt Hodgson, 20-Josh Valentine, 21-Berrick Barnes, 22-Kurtley Beale.


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