29 Sep Fainga’a starts as Polota-Nau Pulls out
Folau Fainga’a has been picked for his maiden Wallabies start after incumbent rake Tatafu Polota-Nau was forced to pull out of Australia’s clash with the Springboks.
The Brumbies hooker comes in to the side having impressed since making his Test-debut against the All Blacks in August from the replacements.
The Wallabies have lost just one of their last six games against the Springboks, including a narrow 23-18 win in Brisbane earlier this month.
Sunday morning’s clash will be the first meeting between the two nations at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, a venue that has proven a happy hunting ground for South Africa with the Springboks yet to lose at the ground.
FOX SPORTS will showcase every game of the Mitsubishi Estate Rugby Championship LIVE with no ad-breaks during play and in HD.
All Qantas Wallabies matches will also be screened LIVE and free in HD on TEN and WIN Network and streaming on tenplay.com.au.