NSW Waratahs star Berrick Barnes has been left out of the Wallabies squad for their match against Fiji.
Australia play the Pacific islanders in Canberra on Saturday, with coach Robbie Deans picking Quade Cooper and Matt Giteau in the playmaking roles.
Rugbyheaven.com.au reports that Queensland Reds star Cooper has been named at five-eighth, with regular number 10 Giteau shunted to inside centre.
There is no room for 24-year-old Barnes on the bench. The former Reds star, who missed last year’s Spring Tour with injury, has played 21 times for his country.
Waratahs centre Rob Horne, Brumbies tighthead prop Salesi Ma’afu and Brumbies hooker Huia Edmonds have all been selected to make their debuts.
Two other potential debutants have been named on the bench in Western Force flanker Matt Hodgson and Reds hooker Saia Faingaa.
Luke Burgess has beaten Josh Valentine to the halfback spot left vacant by injury to Will Genia.
Utility back Kurtley Beale has been named at fullback with Adam Ashley-Cooper forced out to the wing.
The selectors opted for Force No.8 Richard Brown to replace the injured Wycliff Palu.
The duo of prop Ma’afu and hooker Edmonds will line-up in an all-Brumbies front row alongside Ben Alexander, who moves to his more familiar loosehead position after finishing the last international campaign at tighthead.
Deans said: “This is the group we’ve opted to go with first up, a number of the combinations are familiar, but the selection template is always a living document.”
In another positional change, Digby Ioane has been moved to the wing, making way for Horne, after playing at outside centre on last year’s Spring Tour.
Captain Rocky Elsom will lead Australia on home soil for the first time in what will be his 50th Test.
15. Kurtley Beale (NSW Waratahs)
14. Digby Ioane (Queensland Reds)
13. Rob Horne (NSW Waratahs)
12. Matt Giteau (Brumbies)
11. Adam Ashley-Cooper (Brumbies)
10. Quade Cooper (Queensland Reds)
9. Luke Burgess (NSW Waratahs)
8. Richard Brown (Western Force)
7. David Pocock (Western Force)
6. Rocky Elsom (Brumbies, captain)
5. Nathan Sharpe (Western Force)
4. Dean Mumm (NSW Waratahs)
3. Salesi Ma’afu (Brumbies)
2. Huia Edmonds (Brumbies)
1. Ben Alexander (Brumbies)
16. Saia Faingaa (Queensland Reds)
17. Pekahou Cowan (Western Force)
18. Mark Chisholm (Brumbies)
19. Matt Hodgson (Western Force)
20. Josh Valentine (Brumbies)
21. Drew Mitchell (NSW Waratahs)
22. James O’Connor (Western Force)
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