Wallaroos head coach Jay Tregonning has named his side for Australia’s final Rugby World Cup pool match against Wales, this Saturday in Whangarei.
Hooker Tania Naden has been called up to the bench and is in line to make her debut, replacing Ashley Marsters in the squad after World Rugby handed down a suspension following the victory against Scotland.
Tighthead prop Bridie O’Gorman will re-join the starting front row, replacing Eva Karpani, who moves back to the reserves.
Michaela Leonard also returns to the starting side in the second row, alongside Atasi Lafai.
Wallaroos mainstays Emily Chancellor and captain Shannon Parry remain as the team's two flankers, while Grace Hamilton maintains her position at number eight.
Scrum-half Iliseva Batibasaga and fly-half Arabella McKenzie have secured their positions in the starting XV for the third week in a row.
Ivania Wong replaces last week’s debutante, Maya Stewart, and joins powerhouse Bienne Terita on the wing.
19-year-old Terita - who has now scored five tries in just three matches for the Wallaroos - is joined by fellow Australian Rugby Sevens injection, Sharni Williams, who again partners Georgina Friedrichs in the centres.
Fullback Lori Cramer rounds out the starting side for the Wallaroos.
Wallaroos team to play Wales at Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, on Saturday 22 October, 2:15pm NZDT / 12:15PM AEDT
- Liz Patu – Queensland Reds
- Adiana Talakai – New South Wales Waratahs
- Bridie O’Gorman – New South Wales Waratahs
- Michaela Leonard – ACT Brumbies
- Atasi Lafai – New South Wales Waratahs
- Emily Chancellor – New South Wales Waratahs
- Shannon Parry (C) – Queensland Reds
- Grace Hamilton – New South Wales Waratahs
- Iliseva Batibasaga – New South Wales Waratahs
- Arabella McKenzie – New South Wales Waratahs
- Ivania Wong – Queensland Reds
- Sharni Williams – Australian Rugby Sevens
- Georgina Friedrichs – New South Wales Waratahs
- Bienne Terita – Australian Rugby Sevens
- Lori Cramer – New South Wales Waratahs
- Tania Naden – ACT Brumbies
- Emily Robinson – New South Wales Waratahs
- Eva Karpani – New South Wales Waratahs
- Grace Kemp - ACT Brumbies
- Piper Duck – New South Wales Waratahs
- Layne Morgan – New South Wales Waratahs
- Trilleen Pomare - Western Force
- Pauline Piliae-Rasabale – New South Wales Waratahs
Wallaroos Rugby World Cup 2021 - Pool A Fixtures
Wallaroos 17 defeated by New Zealand 41, Saturday 8 October at Eden Park, Auckland
Wallaroos 14 beat Scotland 12, Saturday 15 October at Northland Events Centre, Whangarei
Wallaroos v Wales, Saturday 22 October, 12:15pm AEDT at Northland Events Centre, Whangarei