The Junior Wallabies have named an 87-man extended training squad for 2019 after the recent U19 Rugby Championship.
This is the first squad named in the new U20s structure, with October's URC replacing the Super 20s competition that was run at the start of the Super Rugby season.
A host of players have also been included in the squad from July's Australian Schools competition, giving some 18-year-olds their first taste of U20s expectations.
The group will go into state-based camps before a condensed group comes together in Canberra to kick off the 2019 campaign proper.
Junior Wallabies coach Jason Gilmore said January would be when the side's focus really sharpens.
"This wider training squad that we have selected comes off the back of several weeks of national competition, both at the U19 Rugby Championship as well as the Australian Schoolboys," he said.
“From here the boys will be linking up with their state-based academies where they will continue to train until we assemble in January at the Australian Institute of Sport where our preparations will really ramp up.”
The Junior Wallabies will play in next year's Oceania U20s and the World Rugby U20s Champs in Argentina.
Junior Wallabies extended training squad
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