Maitland Blacks junior Nic White will lead the Wallabies charge off the field in Sydney tomorrow in the lead up to Australia’s third Test against Wales.
The uncapped White will join 104-Test veteran Nathan Sharpe, who announced yesterday he would be available for the inaugural Rugby Championships later this year, at Bondi as part of the ongoing Wallabies Towns visits.
This will be the third of the 11-part series in Wallabies Towns for 2012, which started in Newcastle late last month before the first rugby union Test played in the Hunter Valley.
Since then the Wallabies have visited Geelong and beyond Bondi the men in gold will venture to Dubbo (June 27), Armidale (July 31), Mackay (August 30), Perth (September 6) and the Gold Coast (September 13).
This will be White’s first official Wallabies Towns event after joining the national training squad on May 27.
The Australian under 20s representative, born and bred in the Hunter Valley, then missed out on debuting in front of his home crowd in Newcastle against Scotland but following the 9-6 loss was kept in the 30-man squad for the three-Test series against Wales.
The ACT Brumbies halfback was then named in the final 22 for the opening two wins against Wales in Brisbane and Melbourne respectively.
As the back-up to incumbent number nine Will Genia and with the close nature of both matches Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has been unable to use White.
The 22-year-old will be hoping to make his Test debut on Saturday and run onto the old Sydney Football Stadium at some stage against the Six Nations champions.
In between, White and Sharpe will help judge a best dressed business competition in the Paddington retail precinct before meeting and greeting fans, signing autographs and posing for photos at Bondi Junction between 3.30pm and 6pm.
Three days later at Moore Park it will be business time for the Wallabies, who attempting a clean sweep against the Welsh.
The third Test kicks off at 3pm.