SYDNEY (AP) — Halfback Nick Phipps and blindside flanker Lukhan Tui will start for Australia in the Wallabies' series-deciding test against Ireland on Saturday.
Rugby Australia said Thursday that 63-test veteran Phipps would replace the injured Will Genia, while Tui's promotion forced David Pocock to move to No. 8 where he will replace the dropped Caleb Timu.
Genia sustained a broken right arm in the second test won 26-21 by Ireland in Melbourne. Australia won the first test 18-9 in Brisbane.
Australia: Israel Folau, Dane Haylett-Petty, Samu Kerevi, Kurtley Beale, Marika Koroibete, Bernard Foley, Nick Phipps; David Pocock, Michael Hooper (captain), Lukhan Tui, Adam Coleman, Izack Rodda, Sekope Kepu, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Scott Sio. Reserves: Tolu Latu, Tom Robertson, Taniela Tupou, Rob Simmons, Ned Hanigan, Pete Samu, Joe Powell, Reece Hodge.