Australian Under 20s side named to take on Italy

by Staff Writer

The Australian Under 20s side to tackle Italy in their final pool match of the IRB Junior World Championship has been named as Australia look to make strong run to the finals.

The Australians need to defeat Italy to secure a good seeding for the finals of the tournament.

After being defeated by England 38-24, the match against Italy has become a must win for the side.

Australian Under 20s Head Coach Adrian Thompson is confident his team will overcome the Italians.

“There are no easy matches in this tournament and we will have to be wary of Italy after they beat Argentina 29-26.”

“We had a good hard look at what we did wrong after our match against England and I know the guys have been really keen to rectify where they went astray in that match.”

Australian Under 20s:

1. Cameron Orr

2. Feleti Kaitu’u

3. Tom Robertson

4. Tom Staniforth

5. Jack Payne

6. Sean McMahon - c

7. Jack Dempsey

8. Ross Haylett-Petty

9. Angus Pulver

10. David Horwitz

11. Andrew Robinson

12. Luke Burton

13. Lalakai Foketi

14. Brad Lacey

15. Andrew Kellaway

Reserves:

16. Tevita Vea

17. Rory O’Connor

18. Allan Alaalatoa

19. Lolo Fakaosilea

20. Sam Croke

21. Joe Powell

22. Jimmy Stewart

23. Conrad Quick

Pool A

Team

Win

Draw

Loss

Points

England

2

0

0

10

Australia

1

0

1

5

Italy

1

0

1

4

Argentina

0

0

2

1

The Australian Under 20s will play Italy on Tuesday 10 June at 13:35 AEST at ECOlight Stadium, Pukekohe. The match will be broadcast live on FOX SPORTS.

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