Wallabies training squad announced

Wallabies training squad announced

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?

Ben Alexander Prop Brumbies 27 36
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
Michael Hooper Flanker Brumbies 20 Uncapped
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
Jesse Mogg Fullback Brumbies 22 Uncapped
Stephen Moore Hooker Brumbies 29 66
Luke Morahan Fullback Queensland Reds 22 Uncapped
Cadeyrn Neville Lock Melbourne Rebels 23 Uncapped
Dan Palmer Prop Brumbies 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
Joseph Tomane Wing Brumbies 22 Uncapped
Cooper Vuna Wing Melbourne Rebels 24 Uncapped
Nic White Halfback Brumbies 22 Uncapped



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