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Matt Giteau back in Wallaby frame for Rugby Championship

SYDNEY (AP) Veteran playmaker Matt Giteau and four uncapped players have been named in a 36-man Australia squad for the Rugby Championship against New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina.

Giteau's status had been in doubt because of his commitments to French club Toulon, but the 102-test veteran was named Friday in the squad along with three other overseas-based backs in Will Genia, Drew Mitchell and Adam Ashley-Cooper, plus flyhalf Quade Cooper, who recently returned from Toulon.

"All of our eligible European-based players expressed a desire to play for the Wallabies during the Rugby Championship, and that experience is invaluable," Australia coach Michael Cheika said.