Rugby World Cup 2019: Michael Cheika’s massive gamble as Wallbies name 31-man squad

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If Michael Cheika was hoping to put the embarrassment of the Wallabies’ most recent drubbing at the hands of the All Blacks behind him, he was out of luck at the announcement of the 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

The Wallabies head coach has taken a massive gamble in selecting his team for the marquee event next month by including only two recognised halfbacks and naming unproven teenager Jordan Petaia at an event in Sydney.

The 19-year-old fullback is set to become the youngest Australian to feature at the World Cup and has been selected despite playing less than 100 minutes of Super Rugby in 2019 due to injury.

Michael Hooper will captain the squad featuring no fewer than 18 World Cup rookies, with David Pocock and Adam Ashley-Cooper, on the cusp of a record fourth appearance at the tournament, two of the most experienced players.

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