I'm pretty sure he when he was brought back in 86/87, a lot of the talk was about his leadership. He may have even been made vice-captain to Border - although I have heard various stories both pro and con (dressing room discussions etc - the team was basically crap except for Border). He was brought in for Boon, who, despite not really having made a go of his test career to then (he was averaging mid-30s at best) was very popular. As we all know Border had his favourites, and it was HIS team, so unless Wellham starred, he was out on his ear straight away. Australia won, Wellham flopped, and was never heard of again (internationally, at least).