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Toomua takes reins at No.10 as Wallabies switch things up for Georgia

White and Lealiifano started at 9 and 10 respectively against Fiji and Uruguay, while Will Genia and Bernard Foley started in the side’s narrow loss to Wales in week two.

Samu Kerevi and James O’Connor are back together again in the midfield after both missed last week, while boom teenager Jordan Petaia switches to the right wing for his second Test appearance, Marika Koroibete dons the No.11 jersey and Kurtley Beale lines up again at fullback.

Calling all starters: James O'Connor, Matt Toomua, Kurtley Beale, Jordan Petaia and David Pocock will all start for the Wallabies this week.

Calling all starters: James O’Connor, Matt Toomua, Kurtley Beale, Jordan Petaia and David Pocock will all start for the Wallabies this week.Credit:Stuart Walmsley/Rugby AU

Jack Dempsey is rewarded for his abrasive performance against Uruguay with a start at blindside breakway, and the Rebels’ Isi Naisarani will start at No.8.

Izack Rodda and Rory Arnold team up in the second row again while departing NSW prop Sekope Kepu will start at tighthead over Allan Ala’alatoa in his 110th Test for Australia. Scott Sio and Tolu Latu return to their starting spots at loosehead prop and hooker, respectively.

Will Genia and Christian Lealiifano were named at halves cover and Dane Haylett-Petty as the 23rd man.

Australia are on track to make the quarter finals after securing bonus points in all three matches to date. Fiji play Wales in Oita on Wednesday but the result of that is unlikely to knock Australia out of second spot in the group.

Wallabies team to play Georgia, Friday 9.15pm (AEDT)

1. Scott Sio (61 Tests) 2. Tolu Latu (17 Tests) 3. Sekope Kepu (109 Tests) 4. Izack Rodda (23 Tests) 5. Rory Arnold (24 Tests) 6. Jack Dempsey (13 Tests) 7. David Pocock (c) (81 Tests) 8. Isi Naisarani (6 Tests) 9. Nic White (29 Tests) 10. Matt To’omua (50 Tests) 11. Marika Koroibete (26 Tests) 12. Samu Kerevi (vc) (31 Tests) 13. James O’Connor (50 Tests) 14. Jordan Petaia (1 Test) 15. Kurtley Beale (90 Tests)

Reserves: 16. Jordan Uelese (7 Tests) 17. James Slipper (94 Tests) 18. Taniela Tupou (17 Tests) 19. Adam Coleman (37 Tests) 20. Michael Hooper (98 Tests) 21. Will Genia (108 Tests) 22. Christian Lealiifano (24 Tests) 23. Dane Haylett-Petty (36 Tests)

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