Major blow as Wallabies lose key forward

Major blow as Wallabies lose key forward

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the Tonga-born, New Zealand-educated 135kg prop suffered a hamstring strain at the Wallabies' final training hitout on Friday.

He is set to make his Wallabies debut.

Sio's injury is a major blow for Australia.

The 22-year-old, nicknamed Tongan Thor, had trained strongly for the past fortnight and some believed he should even start this match despite playing just four internationals.

Tupou is the second leading Wallabies front rower to miss the first of three tests against the All Blacks in 2018 after regular loosehead prop Scott Sio was unavailable due to a shoulder injury.

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Back in favour: England-based hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau has been named to take on New Zealand. Now that bench unit has been compromised, with Ainsley facing a daunting task making his test debut against his country of birth.

Wallabies: 15. Israel Folau 14.

Cheika was also able to include captain Michael Hooper and wing Dane Haylett-Petty to the starting side after both recovered from long-term injuries. Kurtley Beale 11. Marika Koroibete 10.

The Wallabies were leading 6-0 as halftime was approaching but the All Blacks, in their typical fashion, punished their opponents with tries from Aaron Smith and Jack Goodhue on either side of the interval to undo all the good work from Michael Cheika's side in the first half. Lukhan Tui 5. Adam Coleman 4.

Prop Scott Sio has been ruled out of the match altogether with a shoulder complaint, giving Robertson a chance to shine in the No.1 jersey in what will be just his third start in global rugby.

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