Uncapped Wallabies may be thrown in at the deep end

Uncapped Wallabies may be thrown in at the deep end

New Wallaby head coach Dave Rennie has indicated that the team he picks for the Bledisloe Cup clashes against the All Blacks may include several uncapped players.

At the moment, however, the shrewd tactician is not giving much away.

The first test is scheduled for 11 October in Wellington and the second for 18 October in Auckland and will be the first rugby tests played since the hiatus.

Dave Rennie hopes to Wallabies throw selection net into deeper waters

Much speculation surrounds whether Rennie seeks to completely revamp the Wallabies outfit or if he will deviate much at all from the regular names of the Michael Cheika era.

"We’ve got a bit of an idea but there’s still some positions up for grabs, and we’ll let the players do the talking over the next few days," Rennie said.

"We’ve always said we’re going to pick on form and if you’re good enough, you’re old enough. There is no doubt some of these young men are going to put serious heat on a spot within that 23. We’ve got to make sure we’ve got a good blend and support around them."

When asked about which positions were proving the most challenging to pick, Rennie responded with the following:

"I’m not going to answer that question. There are a number of positions where it’s tight. Some may depend on combinations, but I think how some people train may tip the scales.

"We want guys to understand they’ve got to earn the right to play, so that’s not just how they perform on game day. It’s all the work they’re doing off the field - in the gym and in front of computers - to influence or earn the right to play."

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