OPINION: New Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has ushered in a fresh era for Australian rugby after naming a new-look Wallabies side against the All Blacks.
Harry Wilson, Felipo Daugunu, Hunter Paisami and Noah Lolesio will all make their debuts for the Wallabies, and they may be something of a mystery to many All Blacks fans.
So, who are the newcomers and do the All Blacks have anything to worry about?
The big Reds No 8 is Scott Robertson’s favourite Australian, after catching the Crusaders’ coach’s eye during Queensland’s unlucky loss in Christchurch earlier this year.
A graduate of the strong 2019 Junior Wallabies team, the 110kg Wilson runs great lines, carries through contact and loves an offload. The 20-year-old started Super Rugby AU on fire and then faded slightly, but Rennie clearly believes he is ready to take it to the All Blacks.
Wilson has been named at No 6 for the Wallabies, but Rennie said on Friday his role won’t change that much. Expect to see him in the midfield from Wallabies lineouts to crash the ball up.