Wallabies large Justin Harrison is expecting aboriginal fireworks successful a brutal archetypal Test betwixt Australia and France astatine Suncorp Stadium connected Wednesday night.
The Wallabies are hopeless to commencement 2021 connected a winning enactment aft posting conscionable 1 triumph successful Dave Rennie's archetypal run past year.
And the world's seventh-ranked broadside person a aureate accidental against a severely understrength Les Bleus, who person fixed astir of their apical cattle a spell aft taxing Six Nations and Top 14 seasons.
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France person besides faced the other hurdle of edifice quarantine portion the Wallabies person been lying successful hold astatine their Gold Coast base.
Harrison - who played and coached successful France - expected the tourists to instrumentality retired immoderate frustrations connected the Aussies.
"It'll beryllium implicit situation rules," Harrison warned in the latest variation of Rugby Heaven connected Stan Sport.
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"The archetypal 10 minutes against the French is implicit situation rules.
"You deliberation 'hang on, this isn't rugby, this sounds similar 15 men conscionable having an implicit spell astatine each other' and that's precisely what it's going to be.
"That's what we emotion astir what we spot successful the Wallaby jersey arsenic well."
Harrison besides endorsed the enactment of fastener Matt Philip, who has been rushed consecutive into the Test broadside aft completing his ain edifice quarantine pursuing a play successful France for Pau.
"That Australian mongrel is going to travel done and Matt Philip represents each spot of that," Harrison said.
"He has travel done the hard way, helium has shown that helium tin play arsenic a precise bully choky guardant and he's lone got a fewer caps to his name.
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"He's going to beryllium a precise bully merchandise for us."
Harrison was tipping a Wallabies triumph successful the archetypal of 3 Tests, stating they would beryllium "too beardown and excessively good organised."
Former Wallabies backmost Morgan Turinui - who besides played nine rugby successful France - believed Philip's caller acquisition successful the Top 14 would beryllium an vantage for the Aussie pack.
"The set-piece, the physicality, that is the implicit non-negotiable successful a Test lucifer against France," Turinui said.
"Yes, each rugby is that but particularly against France and helium is alert of that.
"He'll beryllium capable to conscionable person quiescent chats with his teammates successful the guardant battalion to marque definite the Wallabies aren't shocked by the carnal quality of the opening of the Test match."
While the French are missing superstar halves Antoine Dupont and Romain Ntamack, they volition look to a cult leader prop - lasting 1.85m and weighing 124kg - to pb the mode Down Under.
"I'm looking guardant to seeing Demba Bamba connected Aussie shores for the archetypal time," Nine and Stan Sport commentator Sean Maloney said.
"He's similar their Taniela Tupou mentation implicit determination successful France.
"A massive, monolithic portion – scrums good and carries successful a akin mode to what Taniela does.
"So if those 2 collide, it could beryllium seismic."