Beale named on Wallabies' bench
August 24, 2012
Kurtley Beale had a torrid time against New Zealand last weekend © PA Photos
Beale was dropped from the starting XV after a poor performance in the Wallabies' 27-19 loss to the All Blacks last weekend but he has been included on the bench. Deans said Beale was not a "bundle of confidence" in the defeat to New Zealand and brought in Drew Mitchell with Adam Ashley-Cooper switching to fullback.
Flanker Liam Gill is also included and if he gets the nod from the bench then he will make his debut for the Wallabies.
Australia: Adam Ashley-Cooper, Drew Mitchell, Rob Horne, Berrick Barnes, Digby Ioane, Quade Cooper, Will Genia (captain); Benn Robinson, Stephen Moore, Ben Alexander, Sitaleki Timani, Nathan Sharpe, Dave Dennis, Michael Hooper, Scott Higginbotham
Replacements: Saia Fainga'a, James Slipper, Radike Samo, Liam Gill, Nick Phipps, Anthony Fainga'a, Kurtley Beale
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