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Wallabies lose Coleman for Rugby Championship clash




Australia will be without Adam Coleman for Saturday’s Rugby Championship match against New Zealand’s All Blacks in the second Bledisloe Cup Test.

Coleman re-aggravated a shoulder injury at training and as a result he has been ruled out of the match.

Coleman’s injury sees a re-shuffle to the second row with Rory Arnold to start and Queensland lock Izack Rodda set to make his debut off the bench.

Rodda, who turned 21 just last week, will become Wallaby 911 should he run out at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Meanwhile, Melbourne Rebels backrower Lopeti Timani has been confirmed amongst the reserves with Waratahs flanker Jack Dempsey to take his place as 24th man.


1. Scott Sio ,2. Stephen Moore,3. Allan Alaalatoa,4. Rob Simmons,5. Rory Arnold,6. Ned Hanigan,7. Michael Hooper (c),8. Sean McMahon ,9. Will Genia ,10. Bernard Foley ,11. Henry Speight,12. Kurtley Beale ,13. Tevita Kuridrani,14. Dane Haylett-Petty ,15. Israel Folau

Replacements : 16. Tatafu Polota-Nau,17. Tom Robertson,18. Sekope Kepu,19. Izack Rodda*,20. Lopeti Timani,21. Nick Phipps ,22. Reece Hodge,23. Curtis Rona

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