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Dempsey set for Wallabies debut vs Italy

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 23/06/2017 Vince Rugari

Jack Dempsey was named on the Wallabies bench for Saturday's Test against Italy in Brisbane. © Romain Perrocheau/Getty Images Jack Dempsey was named on the Wallabies bench for Saturday's Test against Italy in Brisbane. Back-rower Jack Dempsey is poised to become Australia's sixth Test rugby debutant of the season after being named on the bench for Saturday's Test against Italy.

Dempsey and prop Toby Smith are the new faces among the reserves for the Suncorp Stadium clash with Richard Hardwick and Tom Robertson dropping out of the squad. Sam Carter has retained his spot on the bench with lock Rory Arnold promoted to the starting side.

Wallabies: Israel Folau, Dane Haylett-Petty, Rob Horne, Karmichael Hunt, Sefa Naivalu, Bernard Foley, Will Genia, Lopeti Timani, Michael Hooper, Ned Hanigan, Adam Coleman, Rory Arnold, Allan Alaalatoa, Stephen Moore (capt), Scott Sio. Reserves: Tatafu Polota-Nau, Toby Smith, Sekope Kepu, Sam Carter, Jack Dempsey, Joe Powell, Quade Cooper, Reece Hodge.

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