20th September 12:35 PM
Kurtley Beale at fly-half for Australia's clash with Springboks
By Semi Turaga
Friday 07/09/2018
Kurtley Beale makes his first start at fly-half since 2014 [Photo: Sky Sports]

Bernard Foley has been dropped and Kurtley Beale will start at flyhalf against South Africa tomorrow night in a major backline shake‑up by the Wallabies.

Wallabies Coach Michael Cheika has revamped the core of his backline for the must‑win clash at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium with Beale selected to start his first Test in the No.10 jersey since 2014.

The 76‑Test back will direct the show from five‑eighth with Matt Toomua earning a promotion to start at inside centre.

Israel Folau will return at fullback just three weeks after an ankle injury.

Marika Koroibete starts again at number 11 this week.

The All Blacks will meet Argentina at 7.35pm tomorrow while the Wallabies face the Springboks at 10pm tomorrow.

IN: Rory Arnold, Israel Folau, Taniela Tupou, Ned Hanigan, Joe Powell

OUT: Tom Banks, Sekope Kepu, Rob Simmons, Pete Samu, Nick Phipps

 

Wallabies team to face the Springboks

1. Scott Sio (47 Tests)

2. Tatafu Polota‑Nau (84 Tests)

3. Allan Alaalatoa (25 Tests)

4. Rory Arnold (15 Tests)

5. Adam Coleman (25 Tests)

6. Lukhan Tui (9 Tests)

7. Michael Hooper (c) (84 Tests)

8. David Pocock (71 Tests)

9. Will Genia (92 Tests)

10. Kurtley Beale (76 Tests)

11. Marika Koroibete (13 Tests)

12. Matt Toomua (35 Tests)

13. Reece Hodge (29 Tests)

14. Dane Haylett‑Petty (23 Tests)

15. Israel Folau (66 Tests)

Reserves

16. Folau Faingaa (1 Test)

17. Tom Robertson (23 Tests)

18. Taniela Tupou (4 Tests)

19. Izack Rodda (9 Tests

20. Ned Hanigan (13 Tests)

21. Joe Powell (4 Tests)

22. Bernard Foley (60 Tests)

23. Jack Maddocks (2 Tests)

[Source: Rugby.com.au]

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