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Rugby Championship: Australia make changes for clash with South Africa

Last Updated: 26/09/13 10:31pm

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Tevita Kuridrani: Starts at outside centre for Australia

Tevita Kuridrani: Starts at outside centre for Australia

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Tevita Kuridrani has been handed a first start by Australia for Saturday's Rugby Championship clash with South Africa at Newlands.

The Brumbies centre is included in a rejigged backline, with Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie making six changes in total.

With James O'Connor suspended and Nick Cummins injured, Adam Ashley-Cooper and Joe Tomane start on the wings.

Skipper James Horwill is back after shrugging off his hamstring injury, with Sitaleki Timani and experienced prop Benn Robinson added to the bench.

Nic White retains the No 9 jersey, with Will Genia having to be content with a spot on the bench.

Australia: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Christian Lealiifano, 11 Joe Tomane, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Nic White, 8 Ben Mowen, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 James Horwill, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 James Slipper.
Replacements: 16 Saia Faingaa, 17 Benn Robinson, 18 Sekope Kepu, 19 Sitaleki Timani, 20 Ben McCalman, 21 Will Genia, 22 Matt Toomua, 23 Chris Faeuai-Sautia.

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