Australian team to face England A

Australia has made seven changes from the team which struggled to overcome a French rugby league selection for Tuesday's game against England A in London.

Captain Darren Lockyer is back at fullback after missing the 34-10 win over the French Selection on Saturday. Brett Kimmorley returns to start at halfback with Craig Gower at five-eighth and Craig Wing a shock omission from the squad.

Danny Buderus goes back to hooker with Michael Crocker, who had an impressive debut last week, demoted to the bench while Shane Webcke takes Robbie Kearns' place at prop. The Kangaroos have an entirely new-look back row with Craig Fitzgibbon and Steve Simpson in the second row and Luke Ricketson locking the scrum.

Big Willie Mason and Trent Waterhouse move to the bench while Phil Bailey is out after injuring his left foot in the win over the French.


Darren Lockyer (c) Matt Sing Shannon Hegarty Michael DeVere Luke Lewis Craig Gower Brett Kimmorley Shane Webcke Danny Buderus Petero Civoniceva Craig Fitzgibbon Steve Simpson Luke Ricketson Reserves: Michael Crocker, Joel Clinton, Trent Waterhouse, Willie Mason.