After three consecutive victories against South Africa (2) and Argentina respectively, Australia wants to remain firm and end the Rugby Championship 2021 with a smile. Dave rennie confirmed the team to face The Pumas on Gold Coast, Saturday at 3.50 live on Star +, ESPN (Argentina) and ESPN 2.
The head coach of the Aussie team decided to make two changes to the forward pack. While Darcy swain will accompany Izack Rodda in the second line, instead of Matt philip, in the third Pete samu returns to ownership and will be with Michael Hooper and Rob Valetini.
On the backs side, there is only one change between the wingers. On the one hand, Andrew Kellaway to the place of Marika koroibete, who leaves between 23 to enter from the start Jordan Petaia.
“Pete has been outstanding for us as a replacement in the last few games and he has earned the opportunity to show what he is capable of from the start.“Rennie said and added: “Both Greg and Sean have worked very hard and they are both very excited to represent their country again on Saturday.”
Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that the capacity of the Cbus Super Stadium venue has been reduced to 75%, in accordance with Queensland Health’s tier two protocols.
Formation of Australia: 1. James Slipper, 2. Folau Fainga’a, 3. Taniela Tupou; 4. Izack Rodda, 5. Darcy Swain; 6. Pete Samu, 7. Michael Hooper (c), 8. Rob Valetini; 9. Nic White, 10. Quade Cooper; 11. Andrew Kellaway, 12. Samu Kerevi, 13. Len Ikitau, 14. Jordan Petaia; 15. Reece Hodge.
Substitutes: 16 Lachlan Lonergan, 17 Angus Bell, 18 Greg Holmes, 19 Matt Philip, 20 Sean McMahon, 21 Jake Gordon, 22 James O’Connor, 23 Tom Wright.