Wallabies squad for French Test series named

Wallabies squad for French Test series named

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has unveiled a 38-man squad for the upcoming French Test series in July with 11 uncapped players named for the three Test series.

Amongst the new names are the Waratahs centre pairing of Lalakai Foketi and Izaia Perese, although the extent of Perese’s shoulder injury from the Chiefs game will determine his involvement in the series. Lachie Swinton has also been named but still has to spin the wheel of misfortune at the judiciary following his red card late in the same game.

The Rebels have three new uncapped players with forwards Michael Wells and Rob Leota joining winger Andrew Kellaway with Kellaway’s performances since returning putting him firmly in the sights of Rennie. Pone Fa’amausili is still waiting to make his debut in the gold jersey but they do have Matt Philip back in the squad after his stint with Pau in France.

The Western Force have two players in the squad with hooker Feleti Kaitu’u looking to sake his claim at hooker and lock Sitaleki Timani named in a Wallabies squad for the first time since 2013.

The Brumbies have the most players with 12 named with their uncapped contingent of Lachlan Lonergan, Darcy Swain and Andy Muirhead. Len Ikitau is looking to make his debut after being part of the 2020 Wallabies setup

Despite not being named in the squad, Ryan Lonergan from the Brumbies has joined as cover for the injured Jake Gordon and joins his brother in the squad.


Allan Alaalatoa (Brumbies)
Tom Banks (Brumbies)
Angus Bell (NSW Waratahs)
Filipo Daugunu (Queensland Reds)
Pone Fa’amausili* (Melbourne Rebels)
Lalakai Foketi* (NSW Waratahs)
Jake Gordon (NSW Waratahs)
Reece Hodge (Melbourne Rebels)
Michael Hooper (NSW Waratahs)
Len Ikitau* (Brumbies)
Feleti Kaitu’u* (Western Force)
Andrew Kellaway* (Melbourne Rebels)
Marika Koroibete (Melbourne Rebels)
Rob Leota* (Melbourne Rebels)
Noah Lolesio (Brumbies)
Lachlan Lonergan* (Brumbies)
Tate McDermott (Queensland Reds)
Fraser McReight (Queensland Reds)
Andy Muirhead* (Brumbies)

Isi Naisarani (Melbourne Rebels)
James O’Connor (Queensland Reds)
Brandon Paenga-Amosa (Queensland Reds)
Hunter Paisami (Queensland Reds)
Izaia Perese* (NSW Waratahs)
Matt Philip (Melbourne Rebels)
Lukhan Salakaia-Loto (Queensland Reds)
Scott Sio (Brumbies)
James Slipper (Brumbies)
Darcy Swain* (Brumbies)
Lachie Swinton (NSW Waratahs)
Sitaleki Timani (Western Force)
Matt To’omua (Melbourne Rebels)
Taniela Tupou (Queensland Reds)
Michael Wells* (Melbourne Rebels)
Rob Valetini (Brumbies)
Nic White (Brumbies)
Harry Wilson (Queensland Reds)
Tom Wright (Brumbies)
* = uncapped

The squad will convene on the Gold Coast for their camp before kicking off three Tests over 10 days in Sydney on July 7 before moving on to Melbourne and Brisbane.


Canberra born and bred Rugby fan brought up on Canberra Kookaburra and ACT Brumbies Rugby.

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