Taniela Tupou has been given another chance to prove he can be as effective at the get-go than at the death, with the gigantic prop promoted by Wallabies coach Dave Rennie.
Tupou is the only change to the matchday 23 to take on France in Melbourne in the second Test on Tuesday from the one that scraped home 23-21 on Wednesday, with Rennie dropping Allan Alaalatoa to the bench.
Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Rennie said he picked what he thought was the best available squad for the opening Test and that has not changed – despite acknowledging the shortcomings of their great escape.
“We lacked accuracy, we gave up soft points early and we think there’s more in this group and we want to give them another crack,” Rennie said.
“We thought it was the right group to pick last time. We fell short of our expectation because of a lack of accuracy and it meant we couldn’t get…