Four Aussie Sevens reps in U20 squad

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by Beth Newman

The first Australia U20s camp this year will feature four Sevens players, ahead of April's Oceania Championship.

Henry Hutchison, Simon Kennewell, Tate McDermott and Liam McNamara will all be part of a 48-man camp assembling in the first weekend of April, two weeks out from their first tournament.

Kennewell and McNamara both featured in last year's U20s campaign, but Hutchison was tied up with preparations for the Rio Olympics.

The lineup has 14 returning players, after fielding a relatively young team last season, including Super Rugby capped players Izaia Perese and Sione Tuipulotu.

"This camp will be the first opportunity we have to get content across to our players, as well as skill evaluation and execution. It will be a high intensity camp and we need to tick the box on a lot of critical stuff," head coach Simon Cron said.

“We will be putting guys into different scenarios and seeing how they play as well as start to develop our culture and identity as a group. 

“The door is still open for players in the Super U20s Championship as we are always watching and looking for players who will suit the way we want to play the game.” 


BMW Australia U20s extended squad


Harry Hoopert, QLD 

Harry Johnson-Holmes, NSW 

Cody Walker, NSW 

Sham Vui, WA

Harry Chapman, NSW

Gavin Luka, QLD 

Vaauli Faamausili, VIC

Angus Wagner, ACT 

Jordan Uelese, Melbourne Rebels 

Phil Bradford, NSW

Efi Maafu, QLD 

Tom Horton, NSW 

Harry Hockings, QLD 

Angus Blyth, QLD 

Ryan McCauley, NSW Waratahs 

Esei Haangana, VIC 

Darcy Swain, ACT 

Angus Scott-Young, Queensland Reds 

Max Girdler, NSW 

Lachlan Swinton, NSW 

Reece Hewat, QLD 

Rob Leota, Melbourne Rebels 

Rob Valetini, Brumbies 

Liam Wright, QLD 

Angus Allen, ACT 

Brodie Leber, ACT 


Harrison Goddard, VIC 

Harry Nucifora, QLD 

Ryan Lonergan, ACT 

Theo Strang, NSW 

Tate McDermott, Aussie 7s 

Liam McNamara, Aussie 7s 

Hamish Stewart, QLD 

Nick Jooste, Brumbies

Tony Hunt, QLD

Sione Tuipulotu, Melbourne Rebels 

Izaia Perese, Queensland Reds 

Dylan Riley, Queensland Reds  

Esere Chee Kam, NSW 

Len Ikitau, ACT 

Henry Hutchison, Aussie 7s 

Simon Kennewell, Aussie 7s 

Jayden Ngamanu, Queensland Reds

Angelo Leaupepe, VIC 

Will Eadie, QLD 

Jack Maddocks, Melbourne Rebels 

Clay Uyen, WA 

Semisi Tupou, VIC