Phipps, Tui in for Australia for final test against Ireland

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Australia’s Lukhan Tui rises to win a line out.

Australia’s Lukhan Tui rises to win a line out. (Photo: Photosport)

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.

Irealnd's Peter O'Mahony, left and Garry Ringrose, right tackle Australia's Kurtley Beale, centre during the International rugby match between Australia and Ireland in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
Irealnd's Peter O'Mahony, left and Garry Ringrose, right tackle Australia's Kurtley Beale, centre during the International rugby match between Australia and Ireland in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

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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.

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