Uncapped Suliasi Vunivalu is one of six newcomers in Australia’s team for the upcoming three-test series against England.
The veteran utility back Reece Hodge is not on the team’s 35-person roster, which is led by Captain Michael Hooper.
Kurtley Beale, who returned to the national team after a time in France, is injured and unable to play.
On July 2, the first episode of the series will air in Perth.
Vunivala made the transition from the Melbourne Storm to the Queensland Reds in 2019 after a strong season in the AFL.
Dave Rennie, Wallabies coach, remarked, “We selected him due to his huge potential.”
ACT Brumbies locks Nick Frost and Cadeyrn Neville, New South Wales Waratahs lock Pone Fa’amausili, tighthead prop for the Melbourne Rebels.
The other two uncapped players chosen were hooker Dave Porecki and Jed Holloway from their club.
Rugby Australia’s rules already knew who the three foreign players could be: fly-half Quade Cooper, Fijian backs Samu Kerevi and Marika Koroibete, and Marika Koroibete.
All three play in Japan.
Western Force security lockRennie said that Izack Rodda’s foot injury could keep him out for up to three months.
Something more about the test
He also said that Hodge’s “mixed form” was one of the reasons.
According to Rennie, a hamstring injury to the Waratahs’ Beale must be properly handled so he can play in the Rugby Championship later this year.
Rennie said the series was the most significant since he took over the post in 2019.
When questioned, he answered, “I think so.”
We’re all looking forward to this massive series.
The difficulty for us is to be good enough to handle it and put pressure on ourselves.
Given how much time and effort we’ve put into learning them. “
Since Eddie Jones took over as England coach after the 2015 World Cup, the English have swept the series against the Wallabies.
On their most recent Australian visit in 2016, they were beaten 3-0.
The first Test also will take place at Perth Stadium.
While the next two weekends will see matches at Lang Park in Brisbane and the Sydney Cricket Ground.
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