Wednesday night shapes as the sliding doors moment the Wallabies need.
Dave Rennie was caught second guessing himself last year.
Trapped between needing to win and looking to the future, Rennie favoured experience in the key positions of flanker, halfback and fly-half.
It delivered him just one win from six Tests as the Wallabies were forced to settle with three frustrating draws to go with disappointing defeats against the All Blacks in Auckland and Sydney.
Only a generational change from a team of underachievers looked likely to snap a dreadful run since the 2015 World Cup.
On Monday, Rennie had no issues handing the keys to Brumbies playmaker Noah Lolesio after James O’Connor was effectively ruled out late last week after failing to recover from a groin injury suffered in training.
Had O’Connor been fit, the…