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Roar Forum: What changes should the Wallabies make for Wales?

Stephen Moore has been as captain, and from the team, for the Fiji Test. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)
22nd October, 2016
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37-10 isn’t a pretty margin no matter which way you look at it really, even if it does come against a team as strong – and as deep into the record books – as the All Blacks.

The Wallabies put up a decent fight in the early part of yesterday’s match but when push came to shove they simply didn’t have what it took to record a competitive finish.

All the wash-up from Bledisloe Cup 3:
» LORD: Nick Phipps shines
» Eight talking points
» DIY player ratings
» Read the match report
» Re-live the action with our live blog
» Watch the highlights

Now that our southern-hemisphere rugby is officially done and dusted for the year, we turn to the upcoming spring tour in Europe – beginning with Wales on November 5.

The Wallabies won’t enter in winning form. So maybe some changes need to be made? Surely, after losing by 27 points, it wouldn’t be too hard to find a few areas for potential improvement. What needs to be done to get this team ready for Europe?

For the answer to that all-important question, Roarers, we’re turning things over to you.

What changes need to be made ahead of the Test against Wales? Who fared well last night, who flopped? Who deserves another chance, and whose time is up? Who are Australia’s best options waiting in the wings? In short: who comes in, who goes out?

There will, we bet, be a variety of opinions on the matter, and in this week’s Roar Forum you are invited to let us know in the comments what yours is.

For your reference, here’s the full team from last night:


Wallabies team vs All Blacks, 2016 Bledisloe Cup 3
1 Scott Sio, 2 Stephen Moore, 3 Sekope Kepu, 4 Rory Arnold, 5 Adam Coleman, 6 Dean Mumm, 7 Michael Hooper, 8 Lopeti Timani, 9 Nick Phipps, 10 Bernard Foley, 11 Henry Speight, 12 Reece Hodge, 13 Samu Kerevi, 14 Dane Haylett-Perry, 15 Israel Folau

Replacements: 16 James Hanson, 17 Tom Robertson, 18 Allan Ala’alatoa, 19 Rob Simmons, 20 David Pocock, 21 Nick Frisby, 22 Quade Cooper, 23 Sefa Naivalu

What changes do you want to see for the next Test? Let the debate begin!