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Wallaroos training squad announced for Women’s 2014 RWC

  
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10/18/2013


Australian Rugby today announced the Wallaroos training squad for the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup in France next August.
 
Wallaroos Head Coach, Paul Verrell said the squad includes a healthy mix of youth and experience, with nine players returning from the third-placed 2010 Australian Women’s Rugby World Cup team.
 
“Last month’s National Women’s Championship provided a high standard and a great platform for selection. This level of play made the selection process challenging, but it’s a good problem to have,” Verrell said.
 
“We’ve identified a strong group of women, and I am looking forward to bringing them to our first camp early next year to prepare to challenge for the top spot in the International Series against New Zealand and Canada in May and June.
 
“We finished third in the last Rugby World Cup, so we’re looking to improve that position next year and the International Series will be a great opportunity for us to assess form and see what areas of our game we need to focus on to come home with the World Cup next August.”

Verrell said no current Sevens players have been included in the initial squad.

There are eight spots still to be filled for the first camp and these have been left for Sevens players or other identified players between now and February.

When and if any Sevens players become available they will be considered for the squad.
 
Players who were involved in the last Women’s Rugby World Cup include Tricia Brown, Cheyenne Campbell, Rebecca Clough, Ashleigh Hewson, Danielle Meskell, Tui Ormsby, Rebecca Smyth (née Trethowan), Caroline Vakalahi and Margaret Watson.
 
Newcomers to the squad have a varied background from Club Rugby to Australian Services Rugby. They will train alongside their teammates at sessions conducted by senior state-based coaches in the lead up to the first camp in February 2014.
 
Wallaroos Training Squad for Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014

Nationals State/Team

Name

Club

ACT

Michelle Perry

Royals

ACT

Louise Burrows

Royals

ACT

Shellie Millward

Queanbeyan

NSWC

Margaret Watson

Newcastle University

NSWC

Rebecca Smyth

Orange Emus

QLD

Aimee Gilbert

Sunnybank

QLD

Delena Dennison

Redlands

QLD

Mel Kawa

University of Queensland

QLD

Asaka Ono

University of Queensland

QLD

Cheyenne Campbell

Redlands

QLD

Nareeta Masters

Sunnybank

QLD

Tricia Brown

University of Queensland

SA

Catharina Prinsloo

Burnside

SA

Eva Karpani

Onkaparinga

SYD

Tuainekore Ina Mata

Sydney University

SYD

Sarah Laman

Warringah

SYD

Victoria Latu

Parramatta

SYD

Ashleigh Hewson

Sydney University

SYD

Mahalia Murphy

Penrith

SYD

Chloe Butler

Parramatta

SYD

Danielle Meskell

Warringah

SYD

Emily Robinson

Warringah

SYD

Michelle Bailey

Sydney University

SYD

Simaima Taufa

Parramatta

SYD

Kenina Terita

Rockdale

SYD

Patricia Raikadroka

Parramatta

SYD

Tui Ormsby

Warringah

VIC

Oneata Schwalger

Melbourne Rugby Club

VIC

Ashley Marsters

Melbourne Rugby Club

WA

Rebecca Clough

Cottesloe

WA

Madeline Putz

Kalamunda

ASRU

Alisha Hewett

 

ASRU

Brooke Saunders

 

ASRU

Caroline Vakalahi

 

ASRU

Hayley Sullivan

 

ASRU

Mollie Gray

 

 

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