Wallabies latest – Davies in, O’Connor out

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Davies in, O’Connor out - Rod Davies replaces the injured James O’Connor in the Wallabies’ run-on side for their Test against Samoa on Sunday.

O’Connor picked up a late hamstring injury on Thursday and will play no part in the match. Reds speedster Davies has been called up and will receive his first Test cap in Sydney. This is the Wallabies’ second late injury replacement as prop Benn Robinson suffered a serious knee injury this week.

Davies joins scrumhalf Nick Phipps and lock Sitaleki Timani as the Test debutants in the starting line-up. Flanker Beau Robinson and hooker James Hanson are also set to get their first international appearances from the bench.

Wallabies (revised) -15 Mark Gerrard, 14 Rod Davies, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Pat McCabe, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 Matt Giteau, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Matt Hodgson, 6 Rocky Elsom (c), 5 Nathan Sharpe, 4 Sitaleki Timani, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Sekope Kepu.
Subs: 16 James Hanson, 17 Pek Cowan, 18 Dan Vickerman, 19 Scott Higginbotham, 20 Beau Robinson, 21 Will Genia, 22 Kurtley Beale.