Australia and Japan confirmed their formations for the test match in Oita


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Australia and Japan confirmed their formations for the test match in Oita

Australia and Japan They confirmed their formations for what will be the duel this Saturday in Oita, in the first international match of the weekend. In the Wallabies, the return of Hunter Paisami.

The center, who has not played since the Bledisloe Cup due to returning to his country due to the birth of his son, will be in the starting XV instead of Samu Kerevi, who failed to recover from an ankle injury suffered at the Rugby Championship.

“While it is disappointing for Samu not to be able to play in Japan, Hunter started the first five tryouts this year before his daughter was born and is looking forward to another chance.” Dave rennie, head coach of Australia.

In total, the coach made three more modifications in relation to the team that defeated Los Pumas on the last date of the Rugby Championship. On the bench, Brumbies hooker Connal McInerney could make his debut for the Aussie team.

For its part, Japan It will feature the debut, precisely against the Wallabies, of Australian Ben Gunter.

Formations

Australia: 1. James Slipper, 2. Folau Fainga’a, 3. Taniela Tupou, 4. Izack Rodda, 5. Matt Philis, 6. Rob Leota, 7. Michael Hooper (c), 8. Rob Valetini, 9. Nic White, 10. Quade Cooper, 11. Andrew Kellaway, 12. Hunter Paisami, 13. Len Ikitau, 14. Tom Wright, 15. Reece Hodge.

Substitutes: 16. Connal McInerney, 17. Angus Bell, 18. Allan Alaalatoa, 19. Darcy Swain, 20. Pete Samu, 21. Tate McDermott, 22. James O’Connor, 23. Jordan Petaia.

Japan: 1. Keita Inagaki, 2. Atsushi Sakate, 3. Jiwon Gu, 4. Jack Cornelsen, 5. James Moore, 6. Ben Gunter, 7. Pieter Labuschagne (C), 8. Kazuki Himeno, 9. Yutaka Nagare, 10. Rikiya Matsuda, 11. Siosaia Fifita, 12. Ryota Nakamura, 13. Timothy Lafaele, 14. Lomano Lava Lekemi, 15. Semisi Masirewa.

Substitutes: 16. Niwai, 17. Millar, 18. Valu, 19. Leitch, 20. Tatafu, 21. Saito, 22. Tamura, 23. RIley.


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