Wallaby coach Michael Cheika has selected a new centre pairing for the Rugby Championship opener. Kurtley Beale and Samu Kerevi will team up for the first time when they take on the Allblacks on Saturday. Beale will make his first start for the Wallabies, since the World Cup Final in 2015.

Curtis-Rona will make his Wallabies debut, starting as a winger in place of Dane Haylett-Petty who was ruled out on Thursday with a bicep injury.

Wallaby Team:

  1. Scott Sio
  2. Stephen Moore
  3. Allan Alaalatoa
  4. Rory Arnold
  5. Adam Coleman
  6. Ned Hanigan
  7. Michael Hooper
  8. Sean McMahon
  9. Will Genia
  10. Bernard Foley
  11. Curtis Rona
  12. Kurtley Beale
  13. Samu Kerevi
  14. Henry Speight
  15. Israel Folau
  16. Tatafu Polota-Nau
  17. Tom Robertson
  18. Sekope Kepu
  19. Rob Simmons
  20. Lopeti Timani
  21. Nick Phibbs
  22. Reece Hodge
  23. Tevita Kuridrani

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