Josh Mann-Rae in line for Qantas Wallabies debut

by staff

The Qantas Wallabies have made one changed to their bench for tonight's clash against South Africa at Patersons Stadium with ACT Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea replacing Saia Fainga'a.

Fainga'a returned to Brisbane this morning for the birth of his first child.

33-year-old Mann-Rea has been on stand-by throughout the week and is now in line to make his Test debut for Australia in tonight's Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship and Mandela Plate clash.

The updated Qantas Wallabies side to play South Africa in the next Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship and Mandela Plate clash at Patersons Stadium on Saturday 6 September is:

1. James Slipper (vc - Queensland Reds)

2. James Hanson (Queensland Reds)

3. Sekope Kepu (NSW Waratahs)

4. Sam Carter (ACT Brumbies)

5. Rob Simmons (Queensland Reds)

6. Scott Fardy (ACT Brumbies)

7. Michael Hooper (c - NSW Waratahs)

8. Wycliff Palu (NSW Waratahs)

9. Nick Phipps (NSW Waratahs)

10. Bernard Foley (NSW Waratahs)

11. Rob Horne (NSW Waratahs)

12. Matt Toomua (ACT Brumbies)

13. Tevita Kuridrani (ACT Brumbies)

14. Adam Ashley-Cooper (vc - NSW Waratahs)

15. Israel Folau (NSW Waratahs)


16. Josh Mann-Rea (ACT Brumbies)

17. Pek Cowan (Western Force)

18. Ben Alexander (ACT Brumbies)

19. James Horwill (Queensland Reds)

20. Scott Higginbotham (Melbourne Rebels)

21. Matt Hodgson (Western Force)

22. Nic White (ACT Brumbies)

23. Kurtley Beale (NSW Waratahs)