The Wallabies have included three uncapped players in their squad to face the All Blacks in next Saturday’s third Bledisloe Cup Test in Japan.
Lock Jed Holloway, who was in impressive form for the Waratahs in Super Rugby, has earned his first call-up and is joined by Tahs teammate scrumhalf Jake Gordon.
Rebels flanker Angus Cottrell also gets a nod, with the three set for a late push to be included in coach Michael Cheika’s squad for the November Tests.
There is mixed news on the injury front as Samu Kerevi returns to the squad after missing the Rugby Championship with a bicep injury, while Tevita Kuridrani has again been left out as he continues to struggle with a pectoral injury.
Forwards – Jermaine Ainsley, Allan Alaalatoa, Rory Arnold, Adam Coleman, Angus Cottrell, Jack Dempsey, Folau Fainga’a, Ned Hanigan, Jed Holloway, Michael Hooper (c), Sekope Kepu, Tolu Latu, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, David Pocock, Izack Rodda, Rob Simmons, Scott Sio, Taniela Tupou.
Backs – Tom Banks, Kurtley Beale, Israel Folau, Bernard Foley, Will Genia, Jake Gordon, Dane Haylett-Petty, Reece Hodge, Samu Kerevi, Marika Koroibete, Jack Maddocks, Sefa Naivalu, Nick Phipps.
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