Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle has said an undefeated tour of Europe would be a "pass mark" for the Wallabies as they look to finish off a tough season on a high note.
"The Breakthrough Player of the Year Award recognises the most exciting talent to burst onto the international 15s or sevens stage and highlights the 'ones to watch'," World Rugby chief Bill Beaumont says.
Israel Folau will start at outside centre, while a groin injury has forced lock Adam Coleman out of the Wallabies' Test against the All Blacks on Saturday in Yokohama.
The All Blacks have sprung a major surprise by naming Damian McKenzie to start at fullback in the third Bledisloe Cup Test in Yokohama on Saturday.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has again shown his smarts in adding an extra 19 players for the tour of Japan, while Ardie Savea finally has an extended run to prove his worth at No.7 - Craig Dowd writes.
They're the coach killers that have Michael Cheika demanding his Wallabies toughen up and take the fight to the All Blacks for the full 80 minutes in Saturday's final Bledisloe Cup duel of the year in Japan.