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Cheika embraces long Wallabies tour

AAP logoAAP 24/09/2016

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika doesn't think Australia's upcoming tour of South Africa and England will be a grind, rather an opportunity for his team to galvanise.

The Wallabies take on the Springboks in Pretoria in October, before heading to England where they will meet Argentina at Twickenham in London.

Cheika said strong team relationships are formed on long tours.

"It's not a slog, it's a pleasure to go on tour for Australia, the relationships you build with the guys," Cheika said on Saturday.

"I've enjoyed every time we've gone away on tours and this run of games is a great opportunity for the 2016 team to really bond together and show what it's about."

Two uncapped Australians, Sefa Naivalu and Tolu Latu, will make the trip to South Africa as part of the 30-man group.

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