Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has combined youth with experience for the opening match of the series, with Paenga-Amosa’s bow capping his rise from the National Rugby Championship to Super Rugby in the last 12 months.
The 22-year-old lines up at hooker, with Reds team-mate and fellow debutant Timu at number eight. Pete Samu is also primed to collect a first cap from the bench.
“I think Caleb has had a great season, to be honest,” he said.
“His carrying game has been outstanding and, if you look at the way our back row is set up, the other two boys aren’t the hugest of carriers.”
Changes in the back line also see the returns of Samu Kerevi and Dane Haylett-Petty.
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Ireland also have a new look, coach Joe Schmidt having recognised this tour as an opportunity for the Six Nations champions to “trial things”.
Ireland are unbeaten since losing to Wales in March 2017.
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Australia team: Israel Folau, Marika Koroibete, Samu Kerevi, Kurtley Beale, Dane Haylett-Petty, Bernard Foley, Will Genia; Scott Sio, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Sekope Kepu, Izack Rodda, Adam Coleman, David Pocock, Michael Hooper, Caleb Timu.
Ireland team: Rob Kearney, Keith Earls, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, Jacob Stockdale, Joey Carbery, Conor Murray; Jack McGrath, Rob Herring, John Ryan, James Ryan, Iain Henderson, Peter O’Mahony, Jordi Murphy, CJ Stander.
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