After missing the entire England series through injury, Waratahs forward Jed Holloway looks set to earn his Wallabies debut against Argentina.
Wide World of Sports can reveal Holloway will be named to start at blindside flanker for Australia in Sunday morning’s (AEST) opening Rugby Championship clash, in Mendoza.
The 29-year-old was tipped to win his maiden gold jumper against England in July, but an untimely injury saw him miss all three games of Australia’s series loss to Eddie Jones’ side.
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Having overcome a minor calf injury, Holloway will finally get the opportunity to represent his country.
Although capable of playing lock, blindside flanker or No.8, Holloway has spent the 2021 Super Rugby Pacific season in the second row for New South Wales.
His selection in the No.6 jersey will give the Wallabies almost a third lock, and with it extra height and options in the lineout.
Holloway’s well-known physical style will be useful to combat Los Pumas’ notorious abrasiveness.
Holloway is expected to pack down in the back row alongside captain Michael Hooper, and No.8 Rob Valetini.
Hailing from northern NSW, Holloway made his Waratahs debut in 2013 under then coach, Michael Cheika – the man now in charge of this weekend’s opponent.
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