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Aussies name one debutant for Bok clash in Perth.


In contrast to the old days when Eddie Jones and Jake White would slyly wait till the last minute to make announcement of their teams and then bemoan the cheating of their opponent… Deans has named his side.

So the side is:

15. Kurtley Beale
14. Dominic Shipperley
13. Adam Ashley-Cooper
12. Berrick Barnes
11. Digby Ioane
10. Quade Cooper
9. Will Genia
8. Radike Samo
7. Michael Hooper
6. Dave Dennis
5. Nathan Sharpe
4. Sitaleki Timani
3. Ben Alexander
2. Stephen Moore
1. Benn Robinson


16. Tatafu Polota Nau
17. James Slipper
18. Scott Higginbotham
19. Liam Gill
20. Nick Phipps
21. Mike Harris
22. Anthony Fainga’a

Kurtley Beale returns to 15, Adam Ashley Cooper retruns to the midfield, Shipperley starts at wing, Samo replaces Higginbotham in the starting line up, Poloto Nau returns to the bench.

The Aussies are on the cusp of a five game winning streak against the Bokke. On the other hand Australia’s record in Perth against the Bokke is not that flash. Six games played and as even as gymnast on a balance beam with two draws, two wins to us and two to them…

This is the first time that on Facebook and Twitter fans from both sides are claiming their side is too useless to win…

Which set of fans will be right on Saturday?

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  1. I am hoping against hope that we have one great game this year, one game where it all clicks and we run the toffee out of someone.

    I want it to be the Aussie, I hate seeing our record against them go to tatters, of course there is also a small matter of revenge that needs to be dealt with.

    Will it be this one?

  2. Nope…

    Even though I hope we don’t give this to Australia my hope against hope as always is that the pinnacle is beating those hated fuggers in black…

    Aus are like us.

  3. I’ll be happy if we can sort the Wallabies out this year, I cannot see us making headway against the All Blacks.

    They’ll have to wait for next year.

  4. We beat them in PE last year.

    They can be beaten again… the idea that they’re invincible stems from a national inferiority complex we have about everything South African… we need to change that… the truth is that it was between Heyneke Meyer and Dick Muir in 2007 that South African teams started to change the mindset that we write off the away leg of an SR tour…

    It is time for H Meyer to apply that philosophy to the away leg of TRC too. Make the All Blacks feel unsafe at home against the Boks.

    If you told me at the start of the season we’d have half our teams in the top 6 of SR I’d have laughed at you… but we did.

  5. They have no injuries, we miss some top players, you saw what happened last year when we sent a halfbaked team there, we got trashed, they sent a halfbaked team here, we just beat them.

    Our gameplan is not working and we miss too many players, we can scare them, but I doubt we can beat them.

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