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Australia faces England in the opening match of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup in Melbourne.

Australia and England have finalised their line-ups for Friday night's Rugby League World Cup opener in Melbourne.

Australia are 1-17. England have made one change with Alex Walmsley dropping out and Ben Currie joining the bench.

Australia
1 Billy Slater 
2 Dane Gagai 
3 Will Chambers 
4 Josh Dugan 
5 Valentine Holmes 
6 Michael Morgan 
7 Cooper Cronk 
8 Aaron Woods 
9 Cameron Smith (c) 
10 David Klemmer 
11 Boyd Cordner  
12 Matt Gillett 
13 Jake Trbojevic 

Interchange:
14 Wade Graham 
15 Jordan McLean 
16 Josh McGuire 
17 Tyson Frizell 

England
1 Jonny Lomax
2 Jermaine McGillvary
3 Kallum Watkins
4 John Bateman
5 Ryan Hall
6 Gareth Widdop
7 Luke Gale
8 Chris Hill
9 Josh Hodgson
10 James Graham
11 Sam Burgess
12 Elliott Whitehead
13 Sean O'Loughlin (c)

Interchange:
15 Chris Heighington
16 Thomas Burgess
17 James Roby
18 Ben Currie