Wallabies bring in Reds lock

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 05:44
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SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Reds lock Lukhan Tui has joined the Wallabies in Canberra after two impressive performances for Brisbane City in the National Rugby Championship.

The rookie lock joined his Australian teammates on Monday with Kane Douglas set to return to Brisbane in search of game time.

Waratahs hooker Tolu Latu will also return to the National Rugby Championship with former captain Stephen Moore re-joining the squad following the birth of his third child.

Dane Haylett-Petty is the only other change to the squad, with the wing to miss the remainder of the season following biceps surgery.

Australia last played in Canberra back in 2010, when the Wallabies ran out 49-3 winners of Fiji with Kurtley Beale grabbing two tries.

It's been 17 years since Argentina's last visit to the nation's capital, with current assistant coach Stephen Larkham starring in the 32-25 win.

Players currently unavailable due to injury include Kyle Godwin (knee), Karmichael Hunt (ankle), James Slipper (achilles), Sefa Naivalu (ankle), Dane Haylett-Petty (arm), Jermaine Ainsley (foot).

Forwards: Allan Alaalatoa, Rory Arnold, Adam Coleman, Jack Dempsey, Tetera Faulkner, Ned Hanigan, Michael Hooper (captain), Sekope Kepu, Adam Korczyk, Sean McMahon, Stephen Moore, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Tom Robertson, Izack Rodda, Rob Simmons, Scott Sio, Lopeti Timani, Lukhan Tui, Jordan Uelese.

Backs: Kurtley Beale, Israel Folau, Bernard Foley, Will Genia, Reece Hodge, Samu Kerevi, Marika Koroibete, Tevita Kuridrani, Billy Meakes, Izaia Perese, Nick Phipps, Joe Powell, Curtis Rona, Henry Speight.

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