Jake Schatz And Kurtley Beale To Join Wallabies Squad

The Wallabies have made two changes to their squad with backrower Jake Schatz and playmaker Kurtley Beale to join the team in Dublin ahead of next Saturday’s match against Ireland.  Their inclusion comes with experienced backrower Scott Higginbotham returning to Australia after being unable to overcome a hamstring injury he initially suffered in the opening game of the Spring Tour against the Barbarians.  Schatz and Beale will join the team in Dublin on Sunday, following Saturday’s clash against France at Stade de France.

The match against Les Bleus is the third of a five-game European Tour, and will be followed by Tests against Ireland and England.  The Australians commenced their Spring Tour with an entertaining 40-36 victory over the Barbarians at Twickenham, before toppling Wales 33-28 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.