Inbound Tour: Debut For Carter As McKenzie Rewards Form

ARU Media Release - Qantas Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has announced an in-form 23 man line-up for Saturday night’s opening Castrol EDGE France Tour clash against the French at Suncorp Stadium. Following in the footsteps of his father and former Wallaby David Carter, 24-year-old ACT Brumbies lock Sam Carter will become Wallaby No.879 when he makes his Test debut in the starting line-up on Saturday night. It will also be a memorable occasion for prop James Slipper and No.8 Wycliff Palu with both set to play their milestone 50th Test match for Australia.  For Palu, he will become just the second No.8 in Australian Rugby history to reach the mark, behind only Toutai Kefu (57 games). McKenzie has also chosen a new playmaking partnership for the Qantas Wallabies opening Test of 2014 with Nic White and Bernard Foley earning their spots at scrumhalf and flyhalf respectively. It will be White’s third starting opportunity for Australia after playing consecutive matches in the number
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