Saturday 24 March 2018 / 11:47 AM

Wallabies make three changes for ARG clash

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has announced two injury-enforced changes from his side that edged out South Africa in Perth, while also welcoming back one of his myriad hookers from the casualty ward for the clash with Argentina on the Gold Coast.

Wycliff Palu has been ruled out through concussion and will be replaced at No.8 by Ben McCalman, while Peter Betham comes in on the wing for Adam Ashley-Cooper, who suffered a neck injury.

Tatafu Polota-Nau is available for selection again and returns in the No.2 jumper for his first game since the Super XV final, with James Hanson dropping back to the bench.

The side is otherwise unchanged, although James Slipper is in doubt with a neck complaint; Pek Cowan will come into the side if Slipper fails to recover, with Benn Robinson on standby to join the bench.

1. James Slipper

2. Tatafu Polota-Nau

3. Sekope Kepu

4. Rob Simmons

5. Sam Carter

6. Scott Fardy

7. Michael Hooper (c)

8. Ben McCalman

9. Nick Phipps

10. Bernard Foley

11. Rob Horne

12. Matt Toomua

13. Tevita Kuridrani

14. Peter Betham

15. Israel Folau

Reserves: James Hanson, Pek Cowan, Ben Alexander, James Horwill, Scott Higginbotham, Matt Hodgson, Nic White, Kurtley Beale.

Rugby Championship – Australia v Argentina at Cbus Super Stadium, 8:05pm, Saturday 13 September.

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