Sheens rotates his squad
Seven changes for Australia
Last Updated: 04/11/09 8:46am
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Australia coach Tim Sheens has opted to rotate his squad for Saturday's Gillette Four Nations match against France in Paris.
With the Kangaroos needing a win to make certain of their place in the final, Sheens has made seven changes for the match.
Josh Morris, Michael Jennings, and Cooper Cronk all make their first appearances of the tournament, while Kurt Gidley, Trent Waterhouse, Ryan Hoffman and Sam Thaiday also come into the squad.
Justin Hodges, Greg Inglis, Cameron Smith, Billy Slater, Paul Gallen, Brett White and Anthony Watmough are all rested following the 26-16 win over England on Saturday.
Experienced half-back pairing Darren Lockyer and Johnathan Thurston, though, are retained.
Australia: Gidley (Newcastle), B Morris (St George Illawarra), J Morris (Canterbury), Jennings (Penrith), Hayne (Parramatta); Lockyer (Brisbane, capt), Thurston (North Queensland); Civoniceva (Penrith), Farah (Wests Tigers), Hannant (Canterbury), Waterhouse (Penrith), Hoffman (Melbourne), Hindmarsh (Parramatta).
Replacements: Cronk (Melbourne), Lewis (Penrith), Shillington (Canberra), Thaiday (Brisbane).