Rabbit remains at 10
1 Dec 2011
James O’Connor will start his first Test at flyhalf when the Wallabies tackle Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
O’Connor is rewarded following a strong outing at 10 against the Barbarians last week. The Melbourne Rebels player will start alongside another flyhalf in Berrick Barnes, although Barnes will be wearing No 12 on his back.
The only change to the starting side from last week sees James Horwill returning to the second row. Horwill will resume the captaincy.
Wallabies – 15. Adam Ashley-Cooper, 14. Lachie Turner, 13. Rob Horne, 12. Berrick Barnes, 11. Digby Ioane, 10. James O’Connor, 9. Will Genia, 8. Ben McCalman, 7. David Pocock, 6. Scott Higginbotham, 5. Rob Simmons, 4. James Horwill (c), 3. Salesi Ma’afu, 2. Tatafu Polota Nau, 1. James Slipper,
Subs: 16. Stephen Moore, 17. Ben Alexander, 18. Nathan Sharpe, 19. Radike Samo, 20. Ben Lucas, 21. Ben Tapuai, 22. Anthony Fainga’a.