RLWC: Australia not resting captain Cameron Smith against Ireland
Last Updated: 06/11/13 9:07pm
Cameron Smith: Will play in all three group games
Australia have opted not to rest captain Cameron Smith for their final World Cup Group A fixture against Ireland on Saturday.
The Melbourne and Queensland hooker will start his third consecutive game for the Kangaroos in Limerick.
Daly Cherry-Evans will be given a chance to stake a claim for a place in the quarter-final side when he partners Cooper Cronk at half-back.
Australia coach Tim Sheens has rested Greg Inglis, Matt Scott, Darius Boyd and Johnathan Thurston, while second rower Boyd Cordner, who made his debut in last week's 34-2 win over Fiji, deputises for the injured Luke Lewis.
Twins Brett and Josh Morris are paired in the threequarters as the Kangaroos look to reach the last eight with a perfect record.
Team: B Slater; B Morris, J Morris, B Tate, J Hayne; D Cherry-Evans, C Cronk; J Tamou, C Smith (capt), P Gallen, S Thaiday, G Bird, N Myles.
Subs: A Fifita, C Parker, B Cordner, R Farah