4 Europe-based players in Wallabies squad for England tests

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Australia coach Michael Cheika has included four Europe-based players in a 39-man squad for a three-test home series against England in June, including former Wallabies skipper James Horwill of Harlequins.

The squad also includes 23 members of the Australian World Cup squad which lost last year's final to New Zealand, and 10 players uncapped at test level.

The other overseas-based players are Queensland Reds recruit Leroy Houston, formerly of Bath, France-based prop Sekope Kepu of Bordeaux, and newly re-signed New South Wales Waratahs player Taqele Naiyaravoro, formerly of Glasgow.

The series begins in Brisbane on June 11, followed by matches in Melbourne on June 18 and in Sydney on June 25.

The Australian squad will assemble on Sunday at Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast north of Brisbane.