Cheika adds Brumbies to extended Wallabies squad

The Rugby Championship
by Sam Phillips

Michael Cheika has added the finishing touches to his extended Wallabies training squad, naming seven Brumbies to join the group in Newcastle tomorrow.

There are no surprises among the seven additions, with Allan Alaalatoa, Scott Sio, Rory Arnold, Sam Carter, Joe Powell, Henry Speight and Tevita Kuridrani all named.

Kyle Godwin, who was part of the June squad, joins the list of players not considered due to injury.

The squad will stay in Newcastle for the remainder of the week before returning to their respective states, where they will train next week before the final squad for the first Bledisloe is named.Cheika has put the Wallabies through their paces in Newcastle this week. Photo: ARU MediaThat group will meet in Cessnock on August 6, before heading to Penrith for the final week of preparation leading into the August 19 opener.

SQUAD

Forwards

Allan Alaalatoa, 12 Tests, Brumbies

Rory Arnold, 12 Tests, Brumbies

Jermaine Ainsley*, Western Force

Sam Carter, 15 Tests, Brumbies

Adam Coleman, 12 Tests, Western Force

Pek Cowan, 10 Tests, Western Force

Jack Dempsey, 1 Test, NSW Waratahs

Kane Douglas, 31 Tests, Queensland Reds

Sef Fa'agase*, Queensland Reds

Tetera Faulkner, 2 Tests, Western Force

Ned Hanigan, 3 Tests, NSW Waratahs

Richard Hardwick, 2 Tests, Western Force

Michael Hooper, 68 Tests, NSW Waratahs

Sekope Kepu, 80 Tests, NSW Waratahs

Adam Korczyk*, Queensland Reds

Tolu Latu, 4 Tests, NSW Waratahs

Sean McMahon, 15 Tests, Melbourne Rebels

Stephen Moore (c), 120 Tests, Queensland Reds

Tatafu Polota-Nau, 71 Tests, Western Force

Tom Robertson, 9 Tests, NSW Waratahs

Izack Rodda*, Queensland Reds

Rob Simmons, 71 Tests, Queensland Reds

Scott Sio, 32 Tests, Brumbies

Lopeti Timani, 7 Tests, Melbourne Rebels

Taniela Tupou*, Queensland Reds

Jordan Uelese*, Melbourne Rebels

Backs

Kurtley Beale, 60 Tests, NSW Waratahs

Israel Folau, 55 Tests, NSW Waratahs

Bernard Foley, 45 Tests, NSW Waratahs

Will Genia, 78 Tests

Dane Haylett-Petty, 17 Tests, Western Force

Reece Hodge, 13 Tests, Melbourne Rebels

Karmichael Hunt, 3 Tests, Queensland Reds

Samu Kerevi, 8 Tests, Queensland Reds

Marika Koroibete*, Melbourne Rebels

Tevita Kuridrani, 47 Tests, Brumbies

Campbell Magnay*, Queensland Reds

Billy Meakes*, Western Force

Eto Nabuli, 1 Test, Queensland Reds

Sefa Naivalu, 7 Tests, Melbourne Rebels

Izaia Perese*, Queensland Reds

Nick Phipps, 52 Tests, NSW Waratahs

Joe Powell, 2 Tests, Brumbies

Curtis Rona*, Western Force

Henry Speight, 12 Tests, Brumbies

*Denotes uncapped player

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