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)
Named Man of the Match by BT Sport, scrum-half Willi Heinz said after the 15-11 win at Bath on Friday evening that it was a pretty happy Gloucester dressing room and reward for a lot of hard work put in during the week leading up to the game.
Speaking after the 15-11 win over Bath at the Rec on Friday evening, David Humphreys heaped praise on his players, pointing out how they had bounced back after last week's tough defeat to overcome a rough start before controlling the game and earning the win.
Gloucester Rugby hooker Richard Hibbard spoke to the local media this week as the Cherry and Whites prepare to face Bath Rugby in the Aviva Premiership. The Welshman is ready to bounce back at The Rec.
Speaking to the local media about the local derby against Bath at the Rec on Friday evening, Director of Rugby David Humphreys acknowledged that it will be a tough encounter but hugely exciting at the same time and one the squad are looking forward to.
A visibly disappointed Billy Twelvetrees admitted that it was a very sombre Gloucester dressing room as a last minute try and conversion condemned the Cherry and Whites to an 18-19 defeat against Leicester Tigers on Saturday.
A disappointed Tom Savage told GRTV, after the 18-19 defeat at home to the Leicester Tigers, that the whole Gloucester team had put in a fantastic effort, but just couldn't find the extra one or two percent necessary to put away a top side.
Speaking after the narrow loss to Leicester Tigers on Saturday afternoon, David Humphreys says despite there being a lot of good in Gloucester's performance, he rued the failure to close the game out, as well as thanking the home support
Kiwi second row Jeremy Thrush is thoroughly enjoying his time in Cherry and White so far, and this weekend the Leicester Tigers are the visitors to Kingsholm, and the All Black is massively excited about the challenge.
After two wins in the European Rugby Challenge Cup, securing a home quarter-final, David Humphreys told the local media this week that Gloucester are coming into Saturday's game in good physical shape having rotated the squad. However, he and the squad are prepared for a tough encounter against the Tigers.
The Early Bird deadline for ticket purchases for the Aviva Premiership fixture against Harlequins on Saturday will expire at 6:30pm on Thursday evening, with tickets already limited for one area of Kingsholm.