Julian Bennetts For Mailonline

Australia have paired Michael Hooper and David Pocock together in the back row for Saturday’s huge World Cup clash against England.

Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika has reverted to the side that beat Fiji in their opening Pool A game, pairing Will Genia and Bernard Foley together at half-back.

Stephen Moore is captaining the side in his 98th Test, while Matt Giteau is picked at 12, meaning there are 14 changes from Sunday’s win over Uruguay. 

Australia have paired Michael Hooper (pictured) and David Pocock together in the back row for Saturday

Australia have paired Michael Hooper (pictured) and David Pocock together in the back row for Saturday

Hooper pictured during training on Thursday ahead of Australia's feisty clash with England on Saturday

Hooper pictured during training on Thursday ahead of Australia’s feisty clash with England on Saturday

Pocock (centre) has also been named in the starting XV to face England at Twickenham

Pocock (centre) has also been named in the starting XV to face England at Twickenham

Australia head coach Michael Cheika speaks with Will Genia during a  training session on Thursday

Australia head coach Michael Cheika speaks with Will Genia during a training session on Thursday

Cheika has reverted to the side that beat Fiji in their opening Pool A game to face England on Saturday

Cheika has reverted to the side that beat Fiji in their opening Pool A game to face England on Saturday

WALLABIES STARTING XV TO PLAY ENGLAND AT TWICKENHAM 

I Folau, A Ashley-Cooper, T Kuridrani, M Giteau, R Horne, B Foley, W Genia, S Sio, S Moore (capt), S Kepu, K Douglas, R Simmons, S Fardy, M Hooper, D Pocock. 

‘We’ve been working hard each day this week to improve our game before we play England on Saturday,’ said Cheika. 

‘I believe that this group (the same starting team that ran out against Fiji) has been really clear on where we must improve and the level we must be at to compete with England and we know that it’s going to be a very tough challenge. 

‘The group is really committed to making all Australians truly proud of how we represent them at this Rugby World Cup and Saturday night will be another opportunity for us to do that.’

Australia will confirm their bench on Thursday afternoon after training.

Cheika, the Australia head coach, poses with Wallabies supporters after their easy win over Uruguay

Cheika, the Australia head coach, poses with Wallabies supporters after their easy win over Uruguay

The Wallabies boss took time to pose for selfies with  fans after their latest victory over Uruguay

The Wallabies boss took time to pose for selfies with fans after their latest victory over Uruguay

Cheika lays the law down to Australia's players in their match against Uruguay at Villa Park on Sunday

Cheika lays the law down to Australia’s players in their match against Uruguay at Villa Park on Sunday

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