As Dave Rennie’s Wallabies squad prepare for the third Bledisloe fixture that could decide the Cup’s fate, there are still many questions looming around which players should be included in Australia’s matchday squad.
A four-game Bledisloe series means winning the next two fixtures are essential if Australia wants to regain the trophy, as a draw would mean the silverware stays in New Zealand.
We want you to answer the question of what the Wallabies’ team should look like for the blockbuster on Sunday week.
There will definitely be at least one change to the side, with Matt To’omua’s groin injury set to rule him out for the rest of the year. Rennie could go a number of ways in replacing him, from picking Irae Simone as a direct replacement, to shifting James O’Connor to 12 and picking Noah Lolesio or Will Harrison at flyhalf.
Has Ned Hanigan done enough to secure another start? Or is there another player in the squad that would fit better? He gave away successive penalties in Bledisloe 2 but also forced turnovers at the ruck, so should Rennie stick with the 25-year-old?
Have Nic White’s performances justified Rennie starting him at scrumhalf? He performed brilliantly in the Bledisloe 1 draw but struggled to have any influence on the second fixture at Eden Park. Should he make way for another half and come off the bench? Or even drop out of the squad altogether?
Tom Banks has been solid under the high ball but hasn’t had produced much with ball-in-hand. Is there another Wallaby in the squad that might bring another dimension to Australia’s attack? Or has Banks secured his position as starting fullback off the back of his first two Bledisloe outings?
Marika Korobiete had an outstanding performance in the first game but struggled to hold onto the ball in the second fixture. Should Rennie be looking at selecting another wallaby squad member for the game at ANZ Stadium? Or has Korobiete proved his capability in hitting back after a tough contest?
So put your selector’s hat on and get onto picking a full matchday side for Bledisloe 3. Get your votes in today and let us know your team in the comments below, and we’ll have the results out next week.