Rennie's key change for Wallabies-Boks rematch

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Nic White has usurped Tate McDermott arsenic Australia's starting halfback for Saturday's Rugby Championship rematch with the smarting Springboks astatine Suncorp Stadium.

Queensland favourite McDermott is enjoying a breakout play for the Wallabies but manager Dave Rennie has opted for the acquisition of White, who played a important relation disconnected the seat in Sunday's stunning 28-26 upset connected the Gold Coast.

The moustachioed 31-year-old played the full 2nd fractional aft McDermott copped a sound to his shin.

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Nic White of the Wallabies passes the shot during the Rugby Championship. (Getty)

White won the important punishment with clip expired which Cooper cooly converted to seal a fairytale comeback.

The afloat Wallabies squad volition beryllium named aboriginal this morning.

Suddenly, the selectors person existent options successful the backline with James O'Connor disposable for enactment aft a semipermanent groin injury.

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With Cooper expected to clasp his No.10 jersey, an O'Connor determination to fullback is simply a possibility.

Former Wallabies Chris Latham and Elton Flatley felt that thought had merit.

"There mightiness beryllium chat of him moving backmost to fullback," Latham said.

James O'Connor passes during a Wallabies grooming league astatine Sanctuary Cove. (Getty)

"You request those players that tin play unpredictably wrong a structure.

"I thought that was the quality that Quade brought - helium made the Boks beryllium backmost and watch.

"Having O'Connor, different onslaught limb retired there, arsenic good arsenic Samu (Kerevi) with that nonstop moving and quality to offload and shot play... that premix up again volition marque the Boks deliberation if we unreserved we're going to get hurt."

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Flatley pointed retired O'Connor's sizeable acquisition playing astatine fullback.

"If he's acceptable he's got that acquisition and cognize however to bash a occupation successful the 15 jersey," Flatley said.

"For Quade to travel backmost and play similar helium did was tremendous, I didn't deliberation he'd spell that good personally.

"Physically he's successful fantastic nick and helium was stone solid, couldn't responsibility him."

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