Dean Mumm will lead his country for the first time, while six others could potentially play their maiden matches at senior level for Australia, after all being named in the Qantas Wallabies side to play Gloucester Rugby tomorrow night.
Mumm, 25, leads a run on combination which will see Brumbies inside centre Tyrone Smith, NSW Waratahs fullback Kurtley Beale, NSW Waratahs lock Dave Dennis and Brumbies tighthead prop Salesi Ma'afu all play their first matches for the Wallabies.
This quartet could be joined in the first timers club by Queensland Reds halfback Richard Kingi and Brumbies flyhalf Matt Toomua, if this year's Australia Under-20 halfback and flyhalf pairing are both called on from the bench during the non-cap match.
Flankers Matt Hodgson, unsighted since being injured in June's season opener against the Barbarians, and Mitchell Chapman, who appeared in then Australian A colours during the 2006 Spring Tour, are also notable inclusions.
The announcement of today's line-up means that all 34 players in the Qantas Wallabies touring party will have received match involvement at the conclusion of the first two matches of the seven-match Spring tour.
And while the Gloucester fixture follows hard on the heels of last weekend's final Bledisloe Cup Test match of the year in Tokyo, the Australian starting XV that will take the field for the midweek tour match still features nine players with Test experience and a combined total of 136 Test caps.
Centre Ryan Cross is the only player required to back up in the run on XV after having started against the All Blacks in Tokyo last weekend.
Qantas Wallabies coach Robbie Deans says this situation was necessitated by the injuries which disrupted the squad in the lead-up to last week's Test match, forcing midfield backs Berrick Barnes and Rob Horne to return home.
"We had intended to avoid backing anyone up in the midweek fixture who had started against the All Blacks, but our injury circumstance in the midfield meant that Ryan was required to start," Deans says.
"We did look at starting Matt Toomua, but as he only joined the squad on Sunday when we arrived in London, and would only have the benefit of one day of preparation with the team, we felt that backing up Ryan was the better option. He got through the game last Saturday well and indicated to me straight after the Test match that he was keen to play."
Five members of the bench from last weekend's Test are included among the run on group, while four of tomorrow night's reserves were also involved in Tokyo.
The Qantas Wallabies team to play Gloucester at the Kingsholm Ground, Gloucester, on 3 November, 7.45pm kick off (6.45am, 4 November, AEST), is:
15. Kurtley Beale (NSW Waratahs)
14. Lachie Turner (NSW Waratahs)
13. Ryan Cross (Western Force)
12. Tyrone Smith (Brumbies)
11. Drew Mitchell (NSW Waratahs)
10. Quade Cooper (Queensland Reds)
9. Luke Burgess (NSW Waratahs)
8. Richard Brown (Western Force)
7. Matt Hodgson (Western Force)
6. Mitchell Chapman (Brumbies)
5. Dean Mumm (NSW Waratahs, captain)
4. Dave Dennis (NSW Waratahs)
3. Salesi Ma'afu (Brumbies)
2. Tatafu Polota Nau (NSW Waratahs)
1. Sekope Kepu (NSW Waratahs)
Run on reserves:
16. Pek Cowan (Western Force)
17. Matt Dunning (Western Force)
18. Mark Chisholm (Brumbies)
19. Wycliff Palu (NSW Waratahs)
20. Richard Kingi (Queensland Reds)
21. Matt Toomua (Brumbies)
22. James O'Connor (Western Force)
Motu Matu'u is looking to make up for lost time this week as the Cherry and Whites head to Basque Country to take on Bayonne in the European Rugby Challenge Cup opener. The Samoan hooker made his first appearance in the jersey last weekend, and is hoping to contribute to the team this weekend.
Gloucester's attentions turn to Europe this weekend as they travel to Bayonne for their opening fixture of this season's European Rugby Challenge Cup. Forwards Coach Trevor Woodman told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will be aiming to top their pool as they've done for the past two seasons, but is well aware of how tough it is to win in France.
Although understandably disappointed at seeing victory slip away at the last minute, Ben Morgan said after the game at Exeter that there were plenty of positives that Gloucester could take from the game.
Speaking after a last-gasp try from Exeter earned the Chiefs a 27-27 draw at Sandy Park on Saturday, Charlie Sharples admitted to mixed feelings. The game saw him score a try on his 200th competitive appearance for the club, but the frustration from not closing out the win was clear.
David Humphreys was minutes away from a winning interview on Saturday afternoon, but a late try from Exeter Chiefs meant the points were shared at Sandy Park. Humphreys spoke with the local media after the 27-27 draw.
Speaking to the media ahead of Saturday's Aviva Premiership fixture away at Exeter Chiefs, Director of Rugby David Humphreys reiterated that there are elements of Gloucester's game that are in good shape at present, that the performance against Bath was a step forward from Newcastle but that individual errors are costing the Cherry and Whites dear.
Centre Matt Scott, a try-scorer in Bayonne last weekend, insists that Gloucester are taking nothing for granted when they welcome Benetton Treviso to Kingsholm on Saturday in the European Rugby Challenge Cup (kick off 3pm).