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Rugby-speight To Make Australia Debut Against Ireland - Yahoo News

Versatile back Kurtley Beale, controversially recalled to the squad despite his part in a text message scandal that view site... resulted in the departure of previous coach Ewen McKenzie, was named among the replacements. Speight, who was compared by McKenzie to fullback Israel Folau when first called check this out into the Wallabies squad in July, has built a fearsome reputation for bulldozing over defenders in Super Rugby. "Henry has done all the right things to earn his selection, has had an outstanding Super Rugby season and deserves his opportunity to play for Australia," coach Michael Cheika said in a team release. "He is very passionate about representing Australia and we're all looking forward to seeing him bring his best attributes to our game. "All our changes will bring a new energy into the team and learn more I know everyone is looking forward to the opportunities our match against Ireland will bring." Australia won the first test of their tour 33-28 against Wales in Cardiff and round it out against England at Twickenham on Nov. 29.

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