Beale to make fly-half debut
Kurtley Beale is set to make his first start at fly-half for Australia against South Africa in Saturday's Rugby Championship clash.
The 23-year-old - who has 28 caps for the Wallabies - will replace Quade Cooper in the number 10 shirt after he was ruled out with a knee injury.
Berrick Barnes will deputise at full-back, the position left vacant by Beale, while Nathan Sharpe keeps the captain's armband for the match in Pretoria.
Australia coach Robbie Deans said: "Although his season hasn't been without challenge, Kurtley stepped up with his involvements on the Gold Coast, making a difference when he was on the field.
"He's brought that enthusiasm forward with him since we've been in South Africa, has worked hard on the training track and is excited about the opportunity ahead."
Australia currently sit second in the table with eight points behind New Zealand, who have 16.