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Postby bellis555 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:40 am

BRISBANE, Australia -- Desperate to reverse a run of losses, Australia has restored some x-factor at flyhalf and put extra emphasis on their biggest attacking weapon by recalling Quade Cooper at 10 and moving Israel Folau from wing to fullback for Saturdays Rugby Championship test against South Africa. Kyle Quincey Jersey . Ex-rugby league international and Australian Rules football convert Folau played all of his five tests on the wing but new -- and so-far winless -- Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has switched him to fullback to make the most of his aerial skills and his attacking potential. The recall of Cooper, who fell out of favour under former Australia coach Robbie Deans and has not played a test match in almost a year, and Folaus positional move are two of four changes to the starting lineup announced Wednesday. The No. 2-ranked South Africa made three personnel changes and two positional switches to the lineup which scraped to a 22-17 comeback win over Argentina at Mendoza in its last start. The Springboks have never beaten Australia at Suncorp Stadium, venue for Saturdays test. Bismarck du Plessis takes over at hooker and as vice-captain from Adriaan Strauss, Flip van der Merwe was elevated to the starting lineup in place of lock Juandre Kruger and Zane Kirchner returns at fullback, forcing Willie le Roux to shift to the wing. "A few of these changes are purely rotational in order to give guys with fresh legs a go, while others are simply a case of horses for courses," Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer said. For Australia, Sekope Kepu moved off the bench to replace Ben Alexander at tighthead and Nick Cummins was named to start on the wing. Matt Toomua and Jesse Mogg, who started at 10 and 15 in the opening two Rugby Championship losses to New Zealand, were dropped to the bench. Australia is "really deferring to tactically how we want to go about it and putting guys in positions we think they can give us some really good value," McKenzie said. "Weve won one test in the last five, so were going to keep exploring around the edges." McKenzie, who replaced Deans after the 2-1 series loss to the British and Irish Lions in July, said Australia must use its strengths of speed and versatility against a South Africa attack based around size and a 10-man style. "If we can create space, thatll be part of it, but then (Folau) will create his own opportunities as hes done all year," he said. "If youve got guys like Quade inside whos got not just vision, but multiple-phase vision about where opportunities will be, that relationship will develop as the game goes on." McKenzie almost dared the South Africans to kick often to Folau. "They kick, he gets his hands on the ball, thats good," McKenzie said. "Maybe they wont kick as much." The clash of styles was inevitable, and something Meyer was preparing his Springboks for. "You look at this (Australian) team and its a really full-on attack team," he said. "They know we have travelled so they will really try to run our forwards flat and tired. "Without talking them up too much, this is probably one of the best backlines we have faced, and not just this year." ------ Squads: Australia: Israel Folau, Nick Cummins, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Christian Lealiifano, James OConnor, Quade Cooper, Will Genia; Ben Mowan, Michael Hooper, Scott Fardy, James Horwill (captain), Rob Simmons, Sekope Kepu, Stephen Moore, James Slipper. Reserves: Saia Faingaa, Scott Sio, Ben Alexander, Kane Douglas, Jake Schatz, Nic White, Matt Toomua, Jesse Mogg. 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Five of those contests are against Eastern Conference opposition, meaning valuable points in the playoff race are on the line.BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth will not join the NHLs worst team on its upcoming five-game road trip after he sustained a lower-body injury in Sundays 2-0 loss to Montreal. "Hes going to get further evaluation and stay behind," coach Ted Nolan said Monday. "Right now it looks at least a little bit better today than it did yesterday." After the Sabres flew out of Buffalo on Monday, Enroth posted on his Twitter account a photo of his right leg in an immobilizing device and wrote, "For the next couple weeks ... " The Sabres (19-41-8) will likely start rookie Nathan Lieuwen on Tuesday in Calgary. Lieuwen stopped all 10 shots he faced in his NHL debut Sunday after being called up from AHL Rochester earlier in the day. Buffalo also called up goalie Matt Hackett from Rochester on Monday to back up Lieuwen. Hacket, a former third-round draft pick, played 13 games with the Minnesota from 2011-13 before the Sabres traded for him last year. Nolan said injured backup Michal Neuvirth will travel with the Sabres, but his status for Tuesday is up in the air. Neuvirth has missed two games with a lower-body injury, but was able to work out on the ice Monday. "Hes a day-to-day-er," Nolan said. "He could wake up (Tuesday) morning fresh as a daisy." The Sabres have gone through several goalies since trading Ryan Miller to St. Louis on Feb. 28. In addition to Enroth, Neuvirth and Lieuwen, the Sabres have dressed Jaroslav Halak, who was acquired in the Miller trade and backed up Enroth for one game before being dealt to Washington, and Ryan Vinz, a HarborCenter employee summoned in a pinch as Enroths bacckup after Millers trade was made an hour before the Sabres game against the Sharks. Jonas Brodin Jersey. Neuvirth has started two games since he was acquired in a trade March 5. He made 51 saves Thursday in a 4-2 loss at Carolina, but complained of soreness during warmups Saturday prior to Buffalos 4-1 loss at the New York Islanders. "It was a tough game in Carolina," Neuvirth said. "I cant really tell you what happened because I dont even know. I woke up the next morning and I was sore." Enroth was hurt after being bowled over by Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher in the second period of Sundays loss. Driving up the left side on a partial break, Gallagher just got a shot off when he was shoved from behind by Sabres defenceman Jamie McBain and knocked into Enroth. The goalie was on the ice for a few minutes before he got up and attempted to stretch his right leg while being examined by a trainer. Enroth then skated to the bench and was escorted into the locker room. Lieuwen, a former sixth-round draft pick, was forced into action for the third time in three nights after playing Friday and Saturday in the minors. "Usually after three in three, youre a little more tired and sore, but I actually feel really good," Lieuwen said Monday. "I feel like I have the energy and I feel like the adrenalines starting to ease off a little bit. I can kind of ease off and get comfortable and do my thing." The Sabres continue to slide, having lost six straight in regulation -- their worst streak since losing seven in a row from Dec. 4-19, 2003. They have scored just five goals in the past six games and have a league-low 132 goals on the season. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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