Wallabies debut for Shipperley
Reds winger replaces Mitchell
Last Updated: September 4, 2012 8:58am
Dom Shipperley: Set to make his debut for Australia
Australia coach Robbie Deans will hand Reds winger Dom Shipperley his debut in Saturday's Rugby Championship clash with South Africa.
The 21-year-old comes into the side for Drew Mitchell, who is facing a year on the sidelines with a serious ankle tendon injury.
Shipperley, who has represented his country at Schools, Under-20 and Sevens levels, is handed his chance after 10 tries in 24 appearances for the Reds.
Kurtley Beale and Radike Samo also come into the starting XV for the Wallabies, who lost their two opening games of the tournament.
Beale starts at full-back, with Adam Ashley-Cooper switching to outside centre, while Radike Samo replaces Scott Higginbotham at No.8.
Beale was dropped to the bench for the 22-0 loss to the All Blacks in Auckland after an error-strewn performance the week before.
"The biggest disappointment in Sydney was I was trying too hard and I just didn't focus on my job," Beale said.
"I just have to focus on doing my job well for the team and not try to do other roles that I'm not required to do.
"If I just make it as simple as I can when I go out there to play, like I have in the last few years, it makes my job a whole lot easier. The simpler it is the better for me."
The match will also see Stephen Moore become the most capped hooker in Australian Test history, surpassing previous record holder Jeremy Paul's tally of 72 appearances.
Australia: 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Dominic Shipperley, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Berrick Barnes, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia (capt), 8 Radike Samo, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Dave Dennis, 5 Nathan Sharpe, 4 Sitaleki Timani, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Benn Robinson.
Replacements: 16 Tatafu Polota Nau, 17 James Slipper, 18 Scott Higginbotham, 19 Liam Gill, 20 Nick Phipps, 21 Mike Harris, 22 Anthony Fainga'a