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Wallabies name Naiyaravoro on bench

September 4, 2015 12:55 am

Fijian winger, Taqele Naiyaravoro has been named in the reserves bench for the Wallabies’ Rugby World Cup warm-up match against USA this weekend.

The New South Wales giant back was initially dropped from the Wallabies World Cup 31-member squad but has impressed selectors in his two recent performances for the World XV and Barbarian sides.

Naiyaravoro is on standby for the back-line as injury cover for the tournament in England.

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Prop forward, James Slipper has been named as skipper with Michael Hooper and Adam Ashley-Cooper named as his assistants.

USA will host the Wallabies in the warm-up match on Sunday at 11:40am in Chicago.

The Wallabies will face the Flying Fijians in their opening World Cup pool match on September 23rd at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

You can watch Rugby World Cup matches on FBC TV.

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