Wallabies Whitewashed Despite Toomua’s Return
Australia called in Matt Toomua and Will Skelton, their first appearance of the year, to play the third and final test against England in June 2016 at Allianz stadium.
Toomua returned to inside center following a six-week knee injury layoff, while Skelton came back as lock after suffering a hamstring injury during the 2015 rugby world cup. The third change to the starting XI was Rob Simmons as a wing.
Wallabies’ coach Michael Cheika had said with Toomua’s and Skelton’s return to full fitness; his team would exploit all scoring opportunities by sticking to their game and playing their usual attacking style.
This first-ever three-match test series between Australia and England was won by the latter 3–0. The series was a part of the 2016 mid-year international rugby union matches and marks Australia’s first test series whitewash since its 3–nil loss to South Africa in 1971.