When Stephen Moore first came to South Africa as a 20-year-old in 2003 he was so nervous he prayed the ball did not go out so he wouldn't have to throw a lineout. Now, he embraces the challenge.
Tom Decent Johannesburg: Sekope Kepu says it's "scary" to think he is almost a decade older than up and coming tight-head props Tom Robertson and Allan Alaalatoa, but is impressed with the new generation, even if it they are keeping him on his toes.
Tom Decent Bernard Foley says the selection of Quade Cooper at five-eighth has given the pair more freedom in attack and will continue to benefit the Wallabies when they tackle South Africa this weekend.
Tom Decent Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has been in contact with his Australian cricket counterpart Darren Lehmann and is keen for the sides to catch up in what will be the first time both have toured South Africa simultaneously
James Hall Melbourne Rising edged Canberra Vikings in a 104-point NRC try-fest on Sunday.
Tom Decent Michael Cheika says there is "no doubt" prop Allan Alaalatoa will be fit to feature in either one or both of the Wallabies' upcoming fixtures against South Africa and Argentina and the Wallabies coach has also floated the idea of switching fellow front-rower Tom Robertson from tighthead to loosehead.
Paul Cully The Wallabies need their toughest hombres this weekend and Fardy has always been one of them.
Tom Decent Tolu Latu has described his Wallabies selection as "pretty surprising" and can sympathise with Queensland Reds hooker Andrew Ready if he was disappointed to not be rewarded for an auspicious Super Rugby season.
Tom Decent The Wallabies have departed Australia for a tough assignment in South Africa and London and believe time away on the road will galvanise the squad and help them continue their winning momentum.
James Hall Former Canberra Raiders star John Lomax's son Tyrel Lomax will make his NRC debut against Canberra on Sunday.