Phil Kearns (64)
The bench will be pretty crucial, did he pick one?
I'm the opposite. Slipper v Bamba seems odd, depending on team systems they may not even line up against each other in genernal play (any more than the rest of the tight 5). The scrum is a major issue for props, Tupou v Bamba will be fascinating.
Both major outlets reporting that Gordon will be starting. Team will be announced at lunchtime.
The inferred team is:
James Slipper, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Taniela Tupou, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Matt Philip, Rob Valetini, Michael Hooper, Harry Wilson, Jake Gordon, Noah Lolesio, Marika Koroibete, Reece Hodge, Hunter Paisami, Tom Wright, Tom Banks.
Tate misses a shot here and may find it tough to break in going forward. I think Gordon is fab, look forward to seeing what he can do, it's just that takes opportunities may be slipping.