The ARU has just announced the Wallabies ‘train-on’ squad. Thirty-nine players have been named, including 15 who have never been capped.
The state to state breakdown reflects the size of each province more than it does peformance in 2012 with 11 players each fromr the Reds and Waratahs, eight from the Brumbies, five Rebels and four from the Force.
We will have to wait until next Sunday to hear who will make up the rest of the squad and who’s in the 22 for the Scotland Test in Newcastle.
The size of the final squad is unknown and the make-up looks set to change considerably after the Scotland match.
Some of the players named have injury worries, including James Horwill and Kurtley Beale, both of whom are in doubt for the June series.
James O’Connor wasn’t named as he will be out of action for some time while he recovers from his liver injury.
What do you think of the selections?
|Adam Ashley-Cooper||Fullback-Wing-Outside Centre||NSW Waratahs||28||64|
|Berrick Barnes||Flyhalf/Inside Centre||NSW Waratahs||26||37|
|Kurtley Beale||Fullback||Melbourne Rebels||23||24|
|Quade Cooper||Flyhalf||Queensland Reds||23||35|
|Dave Dennis||Loose Forward||NSW Waratahs||26||Uncapped|
|Kane Douglas||Lock||NSW Waratahs||22||Uncapped|
|Anthony Faingaa||Inside Centre||Queensland Reds||25||14|
|Saia Faingaa||Hooker||Queensland Reds||25||16|
|Bernard Foley||Flyhalf/Fullback||NSW Waratahs||22||Uncapped|
|Will Genia||Halfback||Queensland Reds||24||34|
|Michael Harris||Inside Centre||Queensland Reds||23||Uncapped|
|Scott Higginbotham||Loose forward||Queensland Reds||25||11|
|Rob Horne||Centre||NSW Waratahs||22||9|
|Digby Ioane||Wing||Queensland Reds||26||21|
|Sekope Kepu||Prop||NSW Waratahs||26||14|
|Salesi Ma’afu||Prop||Western Force||29||14|
|Pat McCabe||Inside Centre||Brumbies||24||11|
|Ben McCalman||Loose Forward||Western Force||24||21|
|Luke Morahan||Fullback||Queensland Reds||22||Uncapped|
|Cadeyrn Neville||Lock||Melbourne Rebels||23||Uncapped|
|Wycliff Palu||No 8||NSW Waratahs||29||38|
|Nick Phipps||Halfback||Melbourne Rebels||23||3|
|David Pocock||Flanker||Western Force||24||40|
|Tatafu Polota-Nau||Hooker||NSW Waratahs||26||32|
|Hugh Pyle||Lock||Melbourne Rebels||22||Uncapped|
|Benn Robinson||Prop||NSW Waratahs||27||42|
|Nathan Sharpe||Lock||Western Force||34||101|
|Dominic Shipperley||Wing||Queensland Reds||21||Uncapped|
|Rob Simmons||Lock||Queensland Reds||23||16|
|James Slipper||Prop||Queensland Reds||22||22|
|Sitaleki Timani||Lock||NSW Waratahs||25||1|
|Cooper Vuna||Wing||Melbourne Rebels||24||Uncapped|