David Pocock of the Wallabies shows his dejection during the Bledisloe Cup Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at ANZ Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Michael Cheika has named his squad to take on the Springboks on Saturday.

Cheika has opted to stick with the maligned back row pairing of Michael Hooper and David Pocock, while Reece Hodge has earned a starting spot.

Meanwhile, Dean Mumm has replaced Scott Fardy at blindside.

The Wallabies are coming off consecutive thrashing against the All Blacks, plus a 3-0 series loss to England earlier this year.

Australia: Israel Folau, Dane Haylett-Petty, Samu Kerevi, Bernard Foley, Reece Hodge, Quade Cooper, Will Genia, David Pocock, Michael Hooper, Dean Mumm, Adam Coleman, Kane Douglas, Sekope Kepu, Stephen Moore (c), Scott Sio

Reserves: Tatafu Polota-Nau, James Slipper, Allan Alaalatoa, Rory Arnold, Lopeti Timani, Sean McMahon, Nick Phipps, Tevita Kuridrani, Drew Mitchell (one to be omitted)