Toomua starts for Wallabies (team sheet)

Matt Toomua wins his first start on debut ahead of Quade Cooper in the opening Rugby Championship match againstTeamsheets New Zealand in Sydney.

Other uncapped players Scott Sio, Scott Fardy, Nic White and Tevita Kuridrani have been called up to the bench in an attempt to blood them early in the competition.

Australia vs New Zealand, Sydney, 11:00 BST (12:00 CAT)

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Australia: 15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Israel Folau, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Christian Leali’ifano, 11 James O’Connor, 10 Matt Toomua, 9 Will Genia, 8 Ben Mowen, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Hugh McMeniman, 5 James Horwill (captain), 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 James Slipper.
Replacements: 16 Saia Fainga’a, 17 Scott Sio, 18 Sekope Kepu, 19 Scott Fardy, 20 Liam Gill, 21 Nic White, 22 Quade Cooper, 23 Tevita Kuridrani.

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