Palu set for Wallabies return


Wallabies veteran Wycliff Palu is back in the green and gold after a frustrating injury lay-off that started with a hamstring injury at the 2015 World Cup.

Palu, 33, was initially coy on a potential return to the Wallabies after suffering a tournament-ending hamstring injury against Uruguay in September last year, from which he only made his Super Rugby comeback with NSW Waratah in March.

The addition of the number eight - named among Australia head coach Michael Cheika's replacements - is a welcome one, with his much-needed experience sure to help Australia navigate a tricky third Test against England having already lost the series.

Palu is in line for his 58th appearance for the Wallabies.

Also among the finalised replacements for Cheika's side for Saturday's clash in Sydney is uncapped Western Force lock Adam Coleman.