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Sport Uncapped Brumbies backs picked for Wallabies' Tri-Nations opener

04:16  29 october  2020
04:16  29 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

What changes are on the cards for Rennie's Wallabies in Bledisloe 3?

  What changes are on the cards for Rennie's Wallabies in Bledisloe 3? Wallabies supporters have seen this movie before. An excellent production followed by a sequel that had its moments but not enough to hold their attention for the duration. As the Bledisloe Cup series moves to Australia and overlaps with the renamed Tri-Nations, the biggest question Australian rugby fans want answered is what will be served up in the third instalment? They will be desperately hoping it’s closer to Die Hard with a Vengeance, Rocky III or Return of the Jedi, rather than The Godfather, Part III. Or The Hangover, Part III, for that matter.

Brumbies . The Wallabies fixtures are generally spread out into three groups of Tests, the July Tests, Rugby Championship (within which the Bledisloe Cup takes place), and the Spring Tour. Bankwest Stadium. Tri - Nations . 2019 Wallabies results.

Back -rower Isi Naisarani and midfielder Tevita Kuridrani were the major omissions, and Rennie The four- nation Rugby Championship is due to be played in Australia between November 7 and To compensate, the All Blacks' two Bledisloe Cup Tests against the Wallabies , due to be played in

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Uncapped ACT Brumbies backs Noah Lolesio and Irae Simone will make their test debuts against the All Blacks in Sydney on Saturday as Wallabies coach Dave Rennie rung the changes for the Tri-Nations opener.

The 20-year-old Lolesio replaces the injured James O'Connor as starting flyhalf and will face a baptism of fire at the Olympic stadium where the All Blacks will be bent on sealing the Bledisloe Cup with a match to spare.

Lolesio's Super Rugby team mate Simone slots into inside centre in the team named on Thursday, with regular Matt Toomua ruled out with a groin injury after breaking down during the 27-7 loss to the All Blacks in Auckland two weeks ago. [L4N2HK02S]

All Blacks by 20 means changes aplenty for Wallabies

  All Blacks by 20 means changes aplenty for Wallabies Two games into Dave Rennie’s tenure with the Wallabies, one thing is certain: if you’re not up to it, you’re out. Pete Samu and Folau Fainga’a wore that reminder after the first Bledisloe Cup match of 2020, after their performances were deemed to have not met the standard set by the new coach. The tactical change of reserve backrower (Rob Valetini for Liam Wright) and the injection of Jordan Petaia off the bench after his return from injury were the only other changes, but in a game widely considered as a success for the Wallabies, Rennie was still happy to swing that selection axe.

Brumbies back -rower David Pocock at training on Wednesday. Credit:Sitthixay Ditthavong. But it's understood the Brumbies are refusing to budge on the issue of resting players and are standing firm by their plans to pick Pocock, Sio and Alaalatoa when coach Dan McKellar names the team on Friday.

Brumbies and Wallabies outside back Tom Banks has sured up his future, extending his FULL REPLAY | 2011 Tri - Nations : Wallabies vs All Blacks - Продолжительность: 1:24:29 Arnold on track to play Wallabies ' World Cup opener - Продолжительность: 2:07 Rugby.com.au 2 035 просмотров.

Loose forward Fraser McReight and his Queensland scrumhalf team mate Tate McDermott are in line to play their first Wallabies tests after being named on the bench.

"It’s really exciting to be able to name four more debutants in the squad this week," Rennie said in a team release.

"Noah and Irae have played a lot of footy together and we have no doubt they're ready to take the step up to test rugby.

"Tate and Fraser have had big Super Rugby seasons and have impressed in training over the past month."

The Tri-Nations' opener doubles as the third match in the four-test Bledisloe Cup, the annual series contested between the trans-Tasman nations.

The All Blacks, who have retained the Cup since 2003, hold a 1-0 lead in the series after the victory at Eden Park and a 16-16 draw in the first clash in Wellington.

The experienced Dane Haylett-Petty has been recalled at fullback in place of Tom Banks, who drops out of the matchday squad.

Simone will partner with livewire Jordan Petaia in a raw midfield, with Petaia promoted to starting centre in place of Hunter Paisami, who drops to the bench.

Allan Alaalatoa is the only change to the pack, named for his first start in 2020 at the expense of Taniela Tupou, who has also dropped to the reserves.

(Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing Michael Perry)

Why do certain Wallabies keep getting picked? .
Virtually every Australian rugby union comments section on a Wallabies team announcement will criticise the same players. Commenters write something along the lines of ‘why does he always get picked’, ‘the coach is clueless’ and ‘he is bad’. But often these players have been picked by multiple Wallabies coaches, whose job is it is to analyse, review, re-watch and strategise. These coaches have risen to the top of their craft. Maybe, just maybe, they know more about who should play for the Wallabies than you do.

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