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Friday 26 May 2017

Wallabies to watch

Imperious in possession, the Aussie fly-half is suspect in defence. Give him room with the ball and he can hurt teams like few others, but his kicking game is nowhere near the likes of Dan Carter and the Reds won the Super Rugby final, despite his wayward place-kicking.

David Pocock

Rocky Elsom may be the more familiar face to Irish fans, but the Zimbabwean-born No 7 is all-action and with Ireland lacking a genuine fetcher, Pocock's ground game will give Declan Kidney food for thought.

Kurtley Beale

Potentially the star of the World Cup, the free-running 22-year-old full-back is a joy to watch and carries a threat with ball in hand that few can match. He has scored seven tries in 15 caps and will gobble up any loose kicks and run them back with glee. Voted the players' player of the Super Rugby season.

Irish Independent

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