The Wallabies are going through a real crossroads during this World Cup. Defeated by Fiji (22-15) then by Wales (40-6), Eddie Jones' men have almost lost all hope of qualifying for the quarter-finals, a first for Australia. A final hope remains, if Fiji were to take less than five points in their two remaining matches (Georgia and Portugal).
To face Portugal on Sunday at Geoffroy Guichard, three changes were made in the starting XV. Fraser McReight comes in on the third line, while Izaia Perese and Lalakai Foketi will act as centers. Prop James Slipper is preparing to play his 21st Rugby World Cup match, overtaking George Gregan.
The Australian line-up:
1 Angus Bell 2 David Porecki (cap.)3 James Slipper 4 Nick Frost5 Richard Arnold6 Tom Hooper7 Fraser McReight8 Rob Valetini9 Tate McDermott10 Ben Donaldson 11 Marika Koroibete12Lalakai Foketi13 Izaia Perese 14 Mark Nawaqanitawase15 Andrew Kellaway
16 Matt Faessler17 Blake Schoupp 18 Pone Fa'amausili19 Robert Leota20 Josh Kemeny21 Isaac Fines-Leleiwasa22 Carter Gordon23 Still Vunivalu