The Wallabies have been handed a fresh blow as centre Reece Hodge has been ruled out for the rest of the year with an ankle injury.
Hodge fractured his ankle in an innocuous training incident in the buildup to the third and final Bledisloe Cup Test against the All Blacks in Japan.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika confirmed the 24-year-old would not take part in their last four games of the year.
Cheika may opt for a like-for-like swap with the game-shy Samu Kerevi, who last played in the June series against Ireland.
‘He’s got a good block of training under his belt and he is probably a bit underdone but he has a lot of experience as well,’ Cheika said about Kerevi.
‘We will decide once he arrives and we get him on the training paddock whether we think he is in the sort of condition he needs to be to play at least some part this weekend.’
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