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Chris Wyles teeing up three points. Abel Barrientes

Mike Tolkin has named about as strong a side as his roster allows for Saturday's pre-Rugby World Cup clash with Australia at Chicago's Soldier Field. One quirk within the lineup sees Wyles start at wing instead of fullback, where he's been a stalwart for the Eagles for several years. Blaine Scully will don the 15 jersey. 

Wyles is known by his professional club Saracens for versatility, switching fairly seamlessly between fullback, center and wing. But he has played almost exclusively at fullback in an Eagles shirt, including his last 12 starts with Team USA. You have to go back to 2013 for the last time he started elsewhere, at outside center against Canada. Scully started at fullback in that game, too. This game is a special one for Wyles, who will become the ninth player in Eagle history to reach 50 caps.

The only other potentially questionable decision made by the coaching staff was the starting of Al McFarland over Danny Barrett at blindside flanker. Andrew Durutalo has been a menace all summer and earned the openside spot, and Samu Manoa is the USA's best player at No. 8. However, some USA fans are undoubtedly scratching their heads over the selection of four-cap McFarland over the dynamic Barrett. The rest of the lineup looks like it may well be what Tolkin plans to run out in the World Cup opener in a couple of weeks.  

Australia's selections were indicative of the team's No. 2 world ranking. The Wallabies are the overwhelming favorite Saturday (the last time they played the USA, at the 2011 Rugby World Cup, they won 67-5) and coach Michael Cheika has chosen to rest the guys who saw the most action in last month's The Rugby Championship ahead of the RWC. Household names like Genia, Cooper and Beale are on the bench, though, so those making the trek to Soldier Field to see the Wallabies' best won't be disappointed. 

Men's Eagles | v. Australia 
1. Eric Fry 
2. Zach Fenoglio 
3. Titi Lamositele 
4. Cameron Dolan 
5. Greg Peterson 
6. Al McFarland 
7. Andrew Durutalo 
8. Samu Manoa 
9. Mike Petri 
10. AJ MacGinty 
11. Chris Wyles (C) 
12. Thretton Palamo 
13. Seamus Kelly 
14. Takudzwa Ngwenya 
15. Blaine Scully

Men's Eagles | Reserves 
16. Phil Thiel 
17. Olive Kilifi 
18. Chris Baumann 
19. Louis Stanfill 
20. John Quill 
21. Danny Barrett 
22. Shalom Suniula 
23. Folau Niua

Australia | v. USA 
1. James Slipper (C) 
2. Tatafu Polota-Nau 
3. Greg Holmes 
4. Kane Douglas 
5. Rob Simmons 
6. Ben McCalman 
7. Sean McMahon 
8. Wycliff Palu 
9. Nick Phipps 
10. Bernard Foley 
11. Rob Horne 
12. Matt Giteau 
13. Henry Speight 
14. Joe Tomane 
15. Kurtley Beale

Australia | Reserves 
16. James Hanson 
17. Scott Sio 
18. Toby Smith 
19. Dean Mumm 
20. Sam Carter 
21. Quade Cooper 
22. Will Genia 
23. Taqele Naiyaravoro