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Rennie makes a few changes for Argentina showdown


Australian coach Dave Rennie has made five changes to his side who will take on Argentina this weekend in their Tri-Nations clash.

Tupou has gotten the nod in the starting XV for this crucial clash against Los Pumas. He is one of three changes in the starting XV with Scott Sio and Ned Hanigan also getting a start from their coach.

Sio replace James Slipper after the 100th test veteran dislocated his shoulder against the All Blacks.

Hanigan got his recall due to the suspended Lachie Swinton.

With O’Connor still out with injury, Rennie again went with Hodge at flyhalf with Paisami and Petaia in the midfield. On the wings the inform Koroibete is still there with Wright on the other side.

Tom Banks will again be at fullback with White taking the number nine jumper.

Wallabies: 15 Tom Banks, 14 Tom Wright, 13 Jordan Petaia, 12 Hunter Paisami, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Reece Hodge, 9 Nic White, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Matt Philip, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 1 Scott Sio.
Replacemnets: 16 Folau Fainga’a, 17 Angus Bell, 18 Allan Alaalatoa, 19 Rob Valetini, 20 Liam Wright, 21 Jake Gordon, 22 Noah Lolesio, 23 Filipo Daugunu.

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