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Jordan Petaia ruled out of Italy Test

Winger Jordan Petaia has been ruled out of Saturday’s clash with Italy in Padua, with hamstring soreness cruelling what would have been a Test debut.
The 18-year old was due to become the third-youngest player to ever represent Australia but pulled up sore at training.
Australian medical staff have opted not to rush the rehabilitation and the winger is expected to be fit in time for the England clash at Twickenham next week.
Petaia will be replaced in the starting side by Marika Koroibete with Michael Cheika preferring not to tinker with the backs on the bench.
There has been one forced change to the reserves though with Rory Arnold also succumbing to injury after suffering a fractured eye socket at training on Thursday. Arnold has been replaced in matchday 23 by veteran Rob Simmons.

Qantas Wallabies updated team to play Italy at Stadio Euganeo, Padova, Italy on Saturday 17 November, 3.00pm local (1.00am AEDT)
1. Scott Sio (53 Tests)
2. Folau Fainga’a (6 Tests)
3. Taniela Tupou (10 Tests)
4. Izack Rodda (15 Tests)

5. Adam Coleman (29 Tests)
6. Jack Dempsey (8 Tests)
7. Michael Hooper (c) (89 Tests)
8. David Pocock (76 Tests)
9. Jake Gordon*
10. Matt To’omua (40 Tests)
11. Marika Koroibete (18 Tests)
12. Bernard Foley (66 Tests)
13. Samu Kerevi (23 Tests)
14. Adam Ashley-Cooper (116 Tests)
15. Israel Folau (71 Tests)
16. Tatafu Polota-Nau (87 Tests)
17. Jermaine Ainsley (1 Test)
18. Sekope Kepu (101 Tests)
19. Rob Simmons (92 Tests)
20. Pete Samu (7 Tests)
21. Will Genia (98 Tests)
22. Kurtley Beale (82 Tests)
23. Dane Haylett-Petty (29 Tests)
*denotes uncapped
2018 Spring Tour
Wales 9 v Qantas Wallabies 6 at Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Sunday 11 November
Italy v Qantas Wallabies at Stadio Euganeo, Padua, Sunday 18 November at 1am AEDT
England v Qantas Wallabies at Twickenham Stadium, London, Sunday 25 November at 2am AEDT

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