NRC 2019 Squad Hub: McReight to captain Brisbane City, Poidevin in the Sydney mix

NRC
by RUGBY.com.au staff

Junior Wallabies captain Fraser McReight will take the Brisbane City reins in the 2019 NRC in a big endorsement for the young backrower.

McReight will skipper a relatively young group, that includes a number of his Junior Wallabies teammates that finished second in this year's World Rugby U20s, as well as some experienced heads.

He's not the only youngster who has been handed some responsiiblity with fellow Junior Wallaby Semisi Tupou set to lead the Rising this season.

Canberra's Vikings shape as a major competition threat again this season with a number of Test players in their lineup, including fullback Tom Banks and backrower Pete Samu.

NSW's squads feature a host of Waratahs and Wallabies but also boast some exciting young talent including Junior Wallabies winger Mark Nawaqanitawase (Sydney) and Christian Poidevin (Sydney), son of former NSW captain Simon.

The 2019 NRC kicks off on Saturday August 31 with four back-to-back matches.

Keep an eye on all the squads as they roll in.

SQUADS

BRISBANE CITY

Props: Dave Feao, Josh Nasser, Ruan Smith, Rhys Van Nek, Dane Zander. Hookers: Sean Farrell, Maile Ngauamo, Brandon Paenga-Amosa. Locks: Brad Kapa, Robert Puliuvea, Ryan Smith, Tuaina TualimaMichael Wood. Backrowers: Adam Korczyk, Fraser McReight ©, Connor Anderson, Seru Uru, Sam Wallis. Halves: Nick Chapman, Isaac Henry, Phoenix Hunt, Isaac Lucas, Moses Sorovi, Centres: Ilasia Droasese, Maaloga Konelio, Hunter Paisami, Teti Tela, Brad Twidale. Outside backs: Lawson Creighton, Bryce Hegarty, Jordan Luke, Sefa Naivalu, Liam McNamara

QLD COUNTRY

Props: Harry Hoopert, Jethro Felemi, Gavin Luka, Carter Ozanne, Bronson Tauakipulu, Hookers: Alex Mafi, Efi Ma’afu, Matt Faessler. Locks: Harry Hockings, Angus Blyth, Will Dearden, Zac Moi Moi. Backrowers: Angus Scott-Young, Liam Wright, Harry Wilson, Jeremiah Lynch, Tom Kibble, Dillon Wihongi, Halves: Tate McDermott, Reuben Wall, Liam Dillon, Carter Gordon, Rohan Saifoloi, Hamish Stewart. Centres: Patrick James, Chris Feauai-Sautia, Dan Boardman, Outside Backs: Joey Fittock, Connor Chittenden, Filipo Daugunu, Jonathan Kent, Jock Campbell, Tom Lucas

CANBERRA VIKINGS

Forwards: Angus Allen, Bowen Abra, Nick Dobson, Blake Enever, Nick Frost, Luke Gersekowski, Jake Helgesen, Fred Kaihea, Lachlan Lonergan, Tp Luteru, Connal Mcinerney, Will Miller, Tom Ross, Pete Samu, Levi Shaw, Jake Simeon, Darcy Swain, Rob Valetini, Angus Wagner

Backs: Tom Banks, Mack Hansen, Len Ikitau, Bayley Kuenzle, Noah Lolesio, Ryan Lonergan, George Morseu, Andrew Muirhead, Joe Powell, Toni Pulu, Andrew Robinson, Irae Simone, Seamus Smith, Tom Wright

SYDNEY

Forwards

Tom Osborne (Sydney Uni), Rory O’Connor (Warringah), Harrison Rorke (Gordon), Joe Cotton, Ed Craig (Eastwood), Wayne Borsak (Sydney Uni), Charlie Abel (Gordon), Shambeckler Vui (Souths), Darcy Breen (Sydneu Uni), Tuitakau Kioa (Two Blues), Ryan McCauley (Easts), Ruaridh Mackenzie (Warringah), Sam Thomson (Warringah), Lachlan Swinton (Sydney Uni), Hugh Sinclair (Norths), Josh Kemeny (Sydney Uni), Jordan Goddard (Gordon), Christian Poidevin (Randwick), Charlie Gamble (Easts)

Backs

Mitch Short (Randwick), Michael McDonald, Jake Abel (Gordon), Will Harrison (Randwick), Ben Donaldson (Randwick), Harry Burey (Norths), Lalakai Foketi (Easts), Trent Winterstein (Two Blues), Cam Clark (Norths), James Ramm (Randwick), Richard Wolfe (Norths), Ben Marr (Warringah), Tailiki Nadredre (Two Blues), Tyson Davis (Warringah)

NSW COUNTRY EAGLES

Forwards

Angus Bell (Sydney Uni), Tom Horton (Sydney Uni), Harry Johnson Holmes (Sydney Uni), Chris Talakai (Sydney Uni), Matt Sandell (Sydney Uni), Rob Lagudi (Eastwood), Aaron Blacklock (Manly), David Vea (Randwick), Tom Staniforth (Easts), Jed Holloway (Souths), Ned Hanigan (Randwick), Connor Vest (Norths), Nick Champion De Crespigny (Sydney Uni), Maclean Jones (Warringah), Will Harris (Easts), Pat Tafa (Norths), Michael Icely (Eastwood)

Backs

Jake Gordon (Sydney Uni), Jack Grant (Easts), Henry Robertson (Sydney Uni), Mack Mason (Easts), Connor O’Shea (Sydney Uni), Joey Walton (Gordon), Triston Reilly (Randwick), James Dargaville (Sydney Uni), James Turner (West Harbour), Ben Woollett (Warringah), Mark Nawaqanitawase (Eastwood), Tim Clements (Sydney Uni), James Kane (Sydney Uni)

WESTERN FORCE

Forwards

Aisake Meo, Andrew Ready, Ben Grant, Brynard Stander, Cameron Orr, Carlo Tizzano, Chris Alcock, Chris Heiberg, Dominic Hardman, Feleti Kaitu’u, Fergus Lee-Warner, Harrison Lloyd, Heath Tessmann, Henry Stowers, Jack Bromely, Jackson Pugh, Jeremy Thrush, Johan Bardoul, Markus Vanzati, Ollie Callan, Tevin Ferris, Tom Sheminant.

Backs

AJ Alatimu, Andrew Deegan, Brad Lacey, Byron Ralston, Chris Tuatara-Morrison, Grason Makara, Halaufa Lavaka, Henry Taefu, Ian Prior, Issak Fines, Jack McGregor, Jake Strachan, Jonah Placid, Kiti Ratu, Leon Feke, Marcel Brache, Nick Jooste, Pama Fou, Rory O’Sullivan.

MELBOURNE RISING

Rodney Iona, Taylor Acheson, Navarre Haisila, William Lewesi, Justin Marsters, Ahmu Tuimalealiifano, Angus Cottrell, Richard Hardwick, Robert Leota, Ola Tauelangi, Katinali Tai, Pat Morrey, Joseva Tamani, Semisi Tupou, James So'oialo, Isaiah Leota, Delai Moto, Reece Fuller, Theo Strang, Anaru Rangi, Mahe Vailanu, Moli Sooaemalelagi Tetera Faulkner, Matt Gibbon, Fereti Sa'aga, Esei Haangana, Ross Haylett-Petty, Trevor Hosea, Matthew Philip, Junior Uelese, Vaauli Faamausili, Angus Arundel, Will Clift, Noa Noa, George Noa, Nailati Ukalele, Michael Moloney, Jermaine Ainsley, Lolohea Loco, Lloyd Johansson, Boyd Killingworth, Matai Nairavu, JP Sauni, Ikapote Tupou, Harry Potter

FIJIAN DRUA

TBC