Wallabies run on reserves announced: Gill to debut, Beale survives
The Wallabies have announced their run on reserves to play the All Blacks tomorrow evening at Eden Park, following this morning’s captain’s run.
Queensland Reds loose forward and Australian Under-20 captain Liam Gill stands poised to make his Test debut after today being named on the bench.
Gill will become the 861st player to have represented Australia in Tests, should he come off the bench.
He is one of four forwards named, alongside the three backs, who include last week’s starting players, inside centre Anthony Fainga’a and fullback Kurtley Beale.
Tatafu Polota Nau has been ruled out after failing to overcome the discomfort provided by deep-seated bruising to the backside after training. His replacement has already been named in Stephen Moore.
His place has been taken by Queensland Reds hooker Saia Fainga’a, who joins his twin brother Anthony on the bench.
Rob Simmons has been left out of the side.
The Wallabies completed their preparations for the game with a light session at Eden Park this afternoon.
The full Wallabies line-up to play New Zealand in the second Test of The Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup at Eden Park in Auckland tomorrow night (kick-off: 7.35pm NZ time, 5.35pm AEST) is:
15. Adam Ashley-Cooper (NSW Waratahs)
14. Drew Mitchell (NSW Waratahs)
13. Rob Horne (NSW Waratahs)
12. Berrick Barnes (NSW Waratahs)
11. Digby Ioane (Queensland Reds)
10. Quade Cooper (Queensland Reds)
9. Will Genia (Queensland Reds, captain)
8. Scott Higginbotham (Queensland Reds)
7. Michael Hooper (Brumbies)
6. Dave Dennis (NSW Waratahs)
5. Nathan Sharpe (Western Force)
4. Sitaleki Timani (NSW Waratahs)
3. Ben Alexander (Brumbies)
2. Stephen Moore (Brumbies)
1. Benn Robinson (NSW Waratahs)
Run On Reserves:
16. Saia Fainga’a (Queensland Reds)
17. James Slipper (Queensland Reds)
18. Radike Samo (Queensland Reds)
19. Liam Gill (Queensland Reds)
20. Nick Phipps (Melbourne Rebels)
21. Anthony Fainga’a (Queensland Reds)
22. Kurtley Beale (Melbourne Rebels)
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