Can this Wallaby side be the first Aussie side to win in Brisbane?
Deans better hope they perform because his cock is n the block so to say…
And with Ewen MacKenzie’s success at the Reds and Jake White’s noname Brumbies becoming the first side in Aussie in 40 years to roll over the Lions and leading the SR Aus conference you must start to wonder how long the Dingo has?
Only three new caps for the Wallabies. Ben Mowen and Christian Leili’ifano join Israel Folau in the str=arting lineup. Folau the league man will have the less than enviable job of marking George North.
Only six Wallabies remain from their last test match of 2012.
James ‘O Connor has predictably been given the flyhalf job with Leili’fano and Cooper outside him. In all a very dangerous and attacking halfback and center pairing. The wings Folau and Digby Ioane on the wing. All in all a very dangerous set of players.
The recovered AA convert Kurtley Beale slips to the bench.
James Horwill will skipper.
Here it is.
Australia: 15 Berrick Barnes, 14 Israel Folau, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Christian Leali’ifano, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 James O’Connor, 9 Will Genia, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Ben Mowen, 5 James Horwill (captain), 4 Kane Douglas, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Benn Robinson.
Replacements: 16 Saia Fainga’a, 17 James Slipper, 18 Sekope Kepu, 19 Rob Simmons, 20 Liam Gill, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Pat McCabe, 23 Kurtley Beale.