Australia name four uncapped players in squad for Autumn Internationals

Brumbies lock Blake Enever has been named in the Wallabies squad for their end-of-year tour, with Force lock Matt Philip also included.

Enever and Philip are two new second-row faces in the 32-man squad, which also includes development players Jack Maddocks and Liam Wright.

Philip was one of the standouts in Super Rugby, mentioned as an outside chance for Test opportunities through the year, but Enever’s selection is the biggest shock.

A quad injury for Rory Arnold, initially thought to be a corked knee, and shoulder surgery for Izack Rodda have whittled away Australia’s second row depth.

Lukhan Tui will also sit out the first two matches on tour after pulling his hamstring against the Barbarians on Saturday, leaving some lock spots open.

Wallabies squad
Forwards: Allan Alaalatoa, Adam Coleman, Blake Enever, Tetera Faulkner, Ned Hanigan, Michael Hooper (c), Sekope Kepu, Ben McCalman, Sean McMahon, Stephen Moore, Matt Philip, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Tom Robertson, Rob Simmons, Scott Sio, Lopeti Timani, Lukhan Tui, Jordan Uelese
Backs: Kurtley Beale, Bernard Foley (vc), Will Genia (vc), Reece Hodge, Karmichael Hunt, Samu Kerevi, Marika Koroibete, Tevita Kuridrani, Billy Meakes, Izaia Perese, Nick Phipps, Joe Powell, Curtis Rona, Henry Speight
Development Players
Jack Maddocks, Liam Wright
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