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

Stephen Moore has been as captain, and from the team, for the Fiji Test. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)
6th November, 2016
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One down, four to go. The Wallabies have taken a 32-8 win over Wales to kick-off their Spring Tour campaign, but things aren’t about to get any easier.

Over the next four weeks, the Wallabies come up against Scotland, France, Ireland and finally England – hoping desperately to get the win in all four and claim a grand slam.

All the wash-up from Wales vs Wallabies:
» Match Report: Wallabies rout Wales
» Five talkings points from the match
» Vote on our DIY Wallabies player ratings
» Re-live the match with our live blog

The Wallabies performed admirably against the Wales, but really, should never have been in doubt to record a big win against team not only below them in the rankings but also hit by injury and the absence of their head coach.

There is, as they say, always room for improvement, and if Australia wants to make it five from five over the next month then a few changes here and there could certainly help.

So, what changes should the Wallabies make before they come up against Scotland in a week’s time?

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, 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 the Test against Wales:

Wallabies team vs Wales
1 Scott Sio, 2 Stephen Moore, 3 Sekope Kepu, 4 Rory Arnold, 5 Adam Coleman, 6 David Pocock, 7 Michael Hooper, 8 Lopeti Timani, 9 Nick Phipps, 10 Bernard Foley, 11 Henry Speight, 12 Reece Hodge, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 14 Dane Haylett-Perry, 15 Israel Folau.

Replacements: 16 Tolu Latu, 17 James Slipper, 18 Allan Ala’alatoa, 19 Rob Simmons, 20 Scott Fardy, 21 Nick Frisby, 22 Quade Cooper, 23 Sefa Naivalu

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