On Saturday, Noah Lolesio said he was ready for another crack at the No.10 jersey.
On Wednesday night in Brisbane against France we will find out.
The Brumbies 21-year-old, who struggled on debut against the All Blacks last October, has been given the nod to start for just the second time after James O’Connor failed to recover from his groin injury.
“James, he struggled to respond quickly, so we were pretty clear from Thursday that he wouldn’t make it,” Rennie admitted. “We’ve just been gearing him up to see if he can come right for the second [Test].
“It’s a great opportunity for Noah. He’s really excited by it obviously and certainly by the way he’s prepared we’d expect him to play well and be demanding of others around him.”
He will form a brand new halves pairing, with Jake Gordon to start for just the second time at halfback – almost three years after debuting…