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Lopeti set to make Wallabies debut in Rugby Championship



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Rebels Super Rugby backrower Lopeti Timani is set to make his Test debut off the replacements bench in this weekend’s Rugby Championship match against Argentina at nib Stadium in Perth

Wallabies head coach has finalised his replacements bench and dropped Henry Speight leaving Timani on the replacements bench.

The match could also be a Test debut for Waratahs prop Tom Robertson should he come off the bench.

It will also be a special occasion for Dean Mumm who will bring up his 50th Test tomorrow (Saturday) night, after making his debut in 2008 against Ireland in Melbourne.

With Brumbies winger Speight dropping out of the 23 with Michael Cheika has gone for a 6-2 split of forwards and backs on the bench.


1. Scott Sio,2. Stephen Moore (c) ,3. Sekope Kepu ,4. Rob Simmons ,5. Adam Coleman ,6. Dean Mumm ,7. Michael Hooper ,8. David Pocock ,9. Will Genia ,10. Quade Cooper ,11. Reece Hodge ,12. Bernard Foley ,13. Samu Kerevi ,14. Dane Haylett-Petty ,15. Israel Folau

Replacements : 16. Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17. James Slipper, 18. Tom Robertson*, 19. Rory Arnold, 20. Lopeti Timani* ,21. Sean McMahon ,22. Nick Phipps, 23. Tevita Kuridrani ,

*denotes uncapped player

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