Live Test rugby: Wallabies out to seal series against France in second Test πŸ’₯πŸ‘©πŸ’₯

Welcome to live coverage of the Wallabies’ second Test against France in Melbourne. Follow all the action in our blog below. Kick-off: 8pm.

The Wallabies scraped home in Brisbane, now they have the chance to seal some precious silverware.

If they do so, it will be the first time they’ve won a three-match Test series since beating Les Bleus 3-0 at home in 2014.

Since then, the Wallabies have lost 3-0 to England (2016) and 2-1 to Ireland (2018) to leave them chasing their tails ahead of the Bledisloe campaigns.

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While a Noah Lolesio penalty in the 85th minute gave the Wallabies a dramatic 23-21 victory over Fabien Galthie’s inexperienced French side last Wednesday, Dave Rennie has been banging on about β€œaccuracy” since then.

At Suncorp Stadium, the Wallabies were very much the Wobblies as evident by Tom Banks missing touch, Jake Gordon knocking on and Lolesio’s fumble under no pressure at all.

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie (L) and captain Michael Hooper (R). Photo: Getty ImagesSource: Getty Images

Eventually they settled into the game, overturning a 15-0 deficit to secure a miraculous come-from-behind victory. But for the sake of Rennie’s blood pressure β€” and fans across Australia β€” the Wallabies need to make a statement in this weekday Test.

Taniela Tupou is the only change to the starting side, promoted ahead of Allan Alaalatoa after his heroics in Brisbane.

The Wallabies pulled off a great escape in the opening Test to win. Photo: Getty ImagesSource: Getty Images

Meanwhile, Galthie has made a number of changes as he continues to build towards their home World Cup in 2023 and assesses who has something in the Test arena and who does not.

Kick-off: 8pm AEST

Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne

Wallabies (15-1): Tom Banks, Tom Wright, Hunter Paisami, Matt To’omua, Marika Koroibete, Noah Lolesio, Jake Gordon, Harry Wilson, Michael Hooper (c), Rob Valetini; Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Matt Philip, Allan Alaalatoa, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, James Slipper

Reserves: Lachlan Lonergan, Angus Bell, Taniela Tupou, Darcy Swain, Isi Naisarani, Tate McDermott, Len Ikitau, Andrew Kellaway

France (15-1): Melvyn Jaminet, Damian Penaud, Arthur Vincent, Jonathan Danty, Gabin Villiere, Louis Carbonel, Baptiste Couilloud, Sekou Macalou, Anthony Jelonch (c), Dylan Cretin, Romain Taofifenua, Killian Geraci, Demba Bamba, Gaetan Barlot, Jean-Baptiste Gros Reserves: Anthony Etrillard, Quentin Walcker, Sipili Falatea, Florent Vanverberghe, Baptiste Pesenti, Cameron Woki, Teddy Iribaren, Anthony Bouthier

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