Robbie Deans has named six debutants in the squad for Tuesday’s clash with Scotland in Newcastle, including young Brumbies winger Joe Tomane.
David Pocock will captain the side for the first time. There are also first appearances for Luke Morahan, Dave Dennis, Dan Palmer and Mike Harris in the starting XV, whilst impressive Brumbies flanker Michael Hooper could win his first cap from the bench.
15. Luke Morahan, 14. Joe Tomane, 13. Anthony Fainga’a, 12. Mike Harris, 11. Digby Ioane, 10. Berrick Barnes, 9. Will Genia; 1. James Slipper, 2. Stephen Moore, 3. Dan Palmer, 4. Sitaleki Timani, 5. Nathan Sharpe, 6. Dave Dennis, 7. David Pocock (c), 8. Scott Higginbotham
16. Saia Fainga’a, 17. Ben Alexander, 18. Rob Simmons, 19. Michael Hooper, 20. Nick Phipps, 21. Pat McCabe, 22. Adam Ashley Cooper.