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Horne out of Wales clash

2011-12-02 17:11

Cardiff -Australia were forced into a late change Friday when centre Rob Horne was ruled out of Saturday's Test against Wales with a tight hamstring.

Horne failed to finish Thursday's training session in Swansea and his place in the starting side for the match at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium will be taken by Queensland midfielder Anthony Fainga'a.

Melbourne's Nick Phipps has been promoted into the bench spot previously occupied by Fainga'a.

Saturday's match is a repeat of the World Cup third place playoff match in Auckland in October where Australia beat Wales 21-18.

Revised Australia team:

15) Adam Ashley-Cooper; 14) Lachie Turner, 13) Anthony Fainga'a, 12) Berrick Barnes, 11) Digby Ioane; 10) James O'Connor, 9) Will Genia; 8) Ben McCalman, 7) David Pocock(c), 6) Scott Higginbotham; 5) James Horwill, 4) Rob Simmons; 3) Salesi Ma'afu, 2) Tatafu Polota Nau, 1) James Slipper

Replacements: Stephen Moore, Ben Alexander, Nathan Sharpe, Radike Samo, Nick Phipps, Ben Lucas, Ben Tapuai

AFP