POCOCK OUT WITH INJURED NECK AS SAMU DRAFTED IN FOR SOUTH AFRICA CLASH

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Updated Qantas Wallabies team to play South Africa at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane on Saturday 8 September, 8.00pm AEST

1. Scott Sio (47 Tests)
2. Tatafu Polota-Nau (84 Tests)
3. Allan Alaalatoa (25 Tests)
4. Rory Arnold (15 Tests)
5. Adam Coleman (25 Tests)
6. Lukhan Tui (9 Tests)
7. Michael Hooper (c) (84 Tests)
8. Pete Samu (5 Tests)
9. Will Genia (92 Tests)
10. Kurtley Beale (76 Tests)
11. Marika Koroibete (13 Tests)
12. Matt Toomua (35 Tests)
13. Reece Hodge (29 Tests)
14. Dane Haylett-Petty (23 Tests)
15. Israel Folau (66 Tests)

Reserves
16. Folau Faingaa (1 Test)
17. Tom Robertson (23 Tests)
18. Taniela Tupou (4 Tests)
19. Izack Rodda (9 Tests)
20. Ned Hanigan (13 Tests)
21. Joe Powell (4 Tests)
22. Bernard Foley (60 Tests)
23. Jack Maddocks (2 Tests)


Pocock ruled out with Samu drafted in

Qantas Wallabies number eight David Pocock has been withdrawn from Saturday night’s clash against South Africa after failing to overcome a neck injury sustained in the second Bledisloe Cup clash in Auckland.

Pocock has been replaced in the starting side by Pete Samu, who will earn his first Test start when he runs out at Suncorp Stadium tomorrow night.

The Wallabies currently sit fourth on the Mitsubishi Estate Rugby Championship standings after back-to-back defeats to New Zealand to open their 2018 campaign.

Australia and South Africa have been fiercely competitive in recent match-ups, after playing out two draws in 2017.

The Wallabies and Springboks last met in Brisbane in 2016 when Australia edged home 23-17.

FOX SPORTS will showcase every game of the Bledisloe Cup and the Mitsubishi Estate Rugby Championship LIVE with no ad-breaks during play and in HD.

All Qantas Wallabies matches will also be screened LIVE and free in HD on TEN and WIN Network and streaming on tenplay.com.au

Tickets are still available for the Mitsubishi Estate Rugby Championship Test matches in Brisbane as well as the clash against Argentina on the Gold Coast next weekend. For tickets, visit ticketek.com.au.

Mitsubishi Estate Rugby Championship

Qantas Wallabies 13 v New Zealand 38 at ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Saturday 18 August
New Zealand 40 v Qantas Wallabies 12 at Eden Park, Auckland, Saturday 25 August 5.35pm AEST
Qantas Wallabies v South Africa at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Saturday 8 September 8.05pm AEST
Qantas Wallabies v Argentina at Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast, Saturday 15 September 8.05pm AEST
South Africa v Qantas Wallabies at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, Sunday 30 September 1.05am AEST
Argentina v Qantas Wallabies at Padre Ernesto Martearena Stadium, Salta, Sunday 7 October 9.40am AEST

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