Double Wallaby blow toughens England task

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The Wallabies' season of selection surprises has reached new heights with Kurtley Beale named at fullback and an "emotional" Ollie Hoskins primed for a shock Test debut off the bench to face England.

Both Taniela Tupou and Allan Alaalatoa have been ruled out of the Twickenham clash on Sunday morning (AEDT) after exhibiting concussion symptoms on Monday following knocks in the previous day's loss to Scotland.

It left coach Dave Rennie light on tighthead prop options, forcing him to shift James Slipper across, start Angus Bell in the No.1 and pair Hoskins with Tom Robertson as the front-row finishers.

Not sighted in the Australian system since 2016, London Irish prop Hoskins has found himself in the right place at the right time to earn a call-up to the bench.

"He's pretty emotional," said Rennie. "He came on our radar because we're constantly looking at players all over the world.

"Real credit to him, he's been very diligent and he's got his head around our structures quickly and it's pretty exciting for him and his family."

Paris-based Beale has been recalled for a 94th Test after injuries to Tom Banks, Reece Hodge and most recently Jordan Petaia robbed Rennie of backline options.

"No, and I didn't imaging picking Ollie at tighthead prop either," Rennie said when asked if he had contemplated naming Beale at fullback even a fortnight ago.

Fellow France-based hooker Tolu Latu will also return to the bench while playmaker Noah Lolesio, originally left out of the squad before being flown in when Quade Cooper withdrew, will join him.

"No, and I didn't imaging picking Ollie at tighthead prop either," Rennie said when asked if he had contemplated naming Beale at fullback even a fortnight ago.

"You've just got to deal with it. The mood's good, we've prepared well.

Rennie confirmed Petaia's tour was over, his hamstring injury bad enough to rule the supreme talent out for about a month in his latest fitness setback.

He also said Beale was the preferred option in the No.15, rather than retaining Kellaway at fullback and promoting winger Filipo Daugunu, because of his ability to defuse the many high balls they expect to come their way.

"We think Kels is a better winger than a full-back," conceded Rennie.

Slipper is no stranger to the tighthead position but will need to use all of the savvy procured in 112 Tests to power a scrum that had its issues against Scotland.

"He's the best equipped for the challenge; he'll give us plenty round the park and he'll give us plenty at scrum time," said Rennie.

"We're not looking at excuses - we're a couple down but we've got a good squad on the park and those guys are going to have to do the job at scrum time."

Rennie also said the team's "shot callers", led by James O'Connor who was hot and cold in his return to the No.10 last weekend, had carefully analysed where they had erred.

"He's (O'Connor) certainly trained well, he's experienced and he's smart so he'll make the adjustments," said Rennie.

WALLABIES TEAM TO PLAY ENGLAND

Kurtley Beale, Andrew Kellaway, Len Ikitau, Hunter Paisami, Tom Wright, James O'Connor, Nic White, Rob Valetini, Michael Hooper, Rob Leota, Izack Rodda, Rory Arnold, James Slipper, Folau Fainga'a, Angus Bell. Reserves: Tolu Latu, Tom Robertson, Oliver Hoskins, Will Skelton, Pete Samu, Tate McDermott, Noah Lolesio, Izaia Perese.

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