Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore will not feature in the Wallabies’ Test against South Africa in Perth, with the former skipper staying home.
Moore has opted to remain in Brisbane as he and wife Courtney prepare for the birth of their third child.
The 34-year-old started in both of Australia’s Bledisloe Cup Tests in the past fortnight, with Tatafu Polota-Nau his back-up.
Moore will be replaced in the squad by Tolu Latu, with the Waratahs hooker overcoming a neck issue that interrupted the end of his Super Rugby season.
The change may open the door for Rebels rookie Jordan Uelese to enter the Test fray, with the 20-year-old having been part of the squad throughout the Rugby Championship.
Moore is the only absentee from the squad to tour to Perth and Canberra, with the rake expected to be available for the second leg, against Argentina in the nation’s capital.
The Wallabies squad will convene in Perth on Sunday afternoon, ahead of their September 9 clash with the Springboks at nib Stadium.
South Africa named its squad for the two-week tour earlier this week.
Australia takes on South Africa on Saturday September 9, kicking off at 6pm AWST, 8pm AEST, LIVE on FOX SPORTS, Network Ten and via RUGBY.com.au RADIO.
Wallabies squad for Argentina and South Africa Tests.
IN: Tolu Latu
OUT: Stephen Moore (child)
Allan Alaalatoa, 14 Tests, Brumbies
Rory Arnold, 14 Tests, Brumbies
Adam Coleman, 13 Tests, Western Force
Jack Dempsey, 1 Test, NSW Waratahs
Kane Douglas, 31 Tests, Queensland Reds
Tetera Faulkner, 2 Tests, Western Force
Ned Hanigan, 5 Tests, NSW Waratahs
Michael Hooper (c), 70 Tests, NSW Waratahs
Sekope Kepu, 82 Tests, NSW Waratahs
Adam Korczyk*, Queensland Reds
Tolu Latu, 4 Tests, NSW Waratahs
Sean McMahon, 17 Tests, Melbourne Rebels
Tatafu Polota-Nau, 73 Tests, Western Force
Tom Robertson, 11 Tests, NSW Waratahs
Izack Rodda, 1 Test, Queensland Reds
Rob Simmons, 73 Tests, Queensland Reds
Scott Sio, 34 Tests, Brumbies
Lopeti Timani, 9 Tests, Melbourne Rebels
Jordan Uelese*, Melbourne Rebels
Kurtley Beale, 62 Tests, NSW Waratahs
Israel Folau, 57 Tests, NSW Waratahs
Bernard Foley (vc), 47 Tests, NSW Waratahs
Will Genia (vc), 80 Tests
Dane Haylett-Petty, 18 Tests, Western Force
Reece Hodge, 15 Tests, Melbourne Rebels
Samu Kerevi, 9 Tests, Queensland Reds
Marika Koroibete*, Melbourne Rebels
Tevita Kuridrani, 49 Tests, Brumbies
Billy Meakes*, Western Force
Izaia Perese*, Queensland Reds
Nick Phipps, 53 Tests, NSW Waratahs
Joe Powell, 2 Tests, Brumbies
Curtis Rona, 1 Test, Western Force
Henry Speight, 14 Tests, Brumbies
*denotes uncapped player