Perth - Australia coach Michael Cheika named his sixth different lock
combination of the year on Thursday as he recalled Rob Simmons for the
Rugby Championship Test against Argentina.
Simmons, the only
change to the starting side from last week's much-needed win over South
Africa, will partner Adam Coleman in the lineouts, with Kane Douglas
Simmons, who will play his 64th Test, has not featured
since the Wallabies were hammered 42-8 by the All Blacks in Sydney on
Douglas has been "a very good player for Australia over
many years - and he just needs to find that groove," Cheika told
"There's a bit of a challenge now coming from the
younger brigade of players who are coming through, and it's up to
everyone to compete for their spot and improve their game.
"It's not like Kane was playing terribly. We are trying to get ourselves to a better standard."
prop Tom Robertson could be in line to become the eighth Wallaby
debutant this season after he was named on an extended bench.
always crying about us having no depth," Cheika said. "Well, we're
taking the measures to create depth at the best level.
"It doesn't always work out. Sometimes it works out fantastically."
Rebels' backrower Lopeti Timani was again named in the extended
reserves list after being omitted from last week's Springbok Test, with
the final bench to be named after Friday's training.
Speight was also named on the provisional bench and he could be set for
his first Test since facing Uruguay at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Reece Hodge retains his spot on the wing after an impressive run-on debut last weekend.
fought back from 14-3 down to beat South Africa 23-17 for their first
win of the year, ending a demoralising sequence of six straight defeats.
losing the World Cup final to New Zealand last October, Australia
suffered three defeats to England and two big losses to the rampant All
Blacks this year before finally breaking through.
15 Israel Folau, 14 Dane Haylett-Petty, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Bernard Foley, 11 Reece Hodge, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 David Pocock, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Dean Mumm, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Stephen Moore (captain), 1 Scott Sio
Substitutes (one to be omitted): Tatafu Polota-Nau, James Slipper, Tom Robertson, Rory Arnold, Lopeti Timani, Sean McMahon, Nick Phipps, Tevita Kuridrani, Henry Speight
15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Santiago Cordero, 13 Matías Moroni, 12 Santiago González Iglesias, 11 Lucas González Amorosino, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Tomás Cubelli, 8 Facundo Isa, 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Matías Alemanno, 4 Javier Ortega Desio, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Agustín Creevy (captain), 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
Substitutes: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Lucas Noguera, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Marcos Kremer, 20 Leonardo Senatore, 21 Martín Landajo, 22 Gabriel Ascarate, 23 Matías Orlando