SQUAD NEWS: Junior Wallabies assemble in Canberra, full squad list

Sun, Jan 12, 2020, 1:00 AM
by AAP
Angus Bell is one of a number of players returning to the Junior Wallabies in 2020. Photo: RUGBY.com.au/Stuart Walmsley
Angus Bell is one of a number of players returning to the Junior Wallabies in 2020. Photo: RUGBY.com.au/Stuart Walmsley

The Junior Wallabies assemble for their first camp of 2020 this weekend as they bid to go one better than last year's runner-up World Rugby U20s finish this season.

There are a host of returning faces from that successful team this year, including flanker Carlo Tizzano, winger Mark Nawaqanitawase and prop Angus Bell, as well as some exciting prospects from the Schools & U18s team that beat New Zealand in Hamilton in their 2019 clash.

The AIS facilities have reopened after closing earlierr this week due to the hazardous air quality present in Canberra, enabling the Junior Wallabies to forge ahead with training.

This week's conditions were bad enough to force the Brumbies to train in Canberra and the Junior Wallabies were monitoring the situation this week, with contingency plans in place had they needed to move.

There are other prospects who could loom as squad members later this year, ruled out due to Super Rugby trials.

"We’re excited to kick off our campaign in 2020 and get together as a group," Junior Wallabies coach Jason Gilmore said.

“There are a handful of players who are unavailable for selection due to Super Rugby trials, which gives us the opportunity to have a look at some more players."

This week's is the first camp of 2020, ahead of the Oceania U20 Championships and the World Rugby U20 Championships in Italy in  the middle of the year.


Junior Wallabies camp one

Lachlan Albert, Brumbies Academy

Reece Anapu, RugbyWA Academy 

Angus Bell, Australian Sevens 

Hudson Berry, Waratahs Academy

Hugh Bockenham, Waratahs Academy 

Charlie Cale, Waratahs Academy 

Oliver Callan, RugbyWA Academy 

Nick Chan, Waratahs Academy 

John Connolly, Waratahs Academy 

Ethan Dobbins, Reds Academy 

Max Douglas, Waratahs Academy 

John Downes, Reds Academy 

Tane Edmed, Waratahs Academy 

Fred Fewtrell, Reds Academy 

Josh Flook, Reds Academy 

Theo Flourie, Reds Academy 

Harrison Fox, Reds Academy

Reno Gerrard, Reds Academy 

Tom Haddad, Brumbies Academy 

Tom Hooper, Brumbies Academy 

Spencer Jeans, Reds Academy 

Kristian Jensen, Waratahs Academy 

Tom Kibble, Reds Academy 

Tyrell Kopua, Reds Academy 

Jack Lafofafo, Waratahs Academy 

Viliami Lea, Reds Academy 

Grayson Makara, RugbyWA Academy 

Zane Marolt, Brumbies Academy 

Alex Masibaka, RugbyWA Academy 

Callum McDonald, Brumbies Academy 

Zane Nonggor, Reds Academy 

Billy Pollard, Brumbies Academy 

Jackson Pugh, RugbyWA Academy 

Byron Ralston, RugbyWA Academy

Luke Reimer, Brumbies Academy

Alex Saaga, Rebels Academy 

Dion Samuela, Reds Academy 

Rory Scott, Brumbies Academy 

Lachlan Shelly, Waratahs Academy 

Rhian Stowers, Reds Academy 

Phrancis Sula-Siaosi, Reds Academy 

Tiaan Tauakipulu, Waratahs Academy 

Sione Taufui, Wartahs Academy 

Kalani Thomas, Reds Academy 

Zeph Tuinona, Brumbies Academy 

Emosi Tuquiri, Reds Academy 

Tom Van Der Schyff, Reds Academy 

Harry Vella, Reds Academy 

Dennis Waight, Brumbies Academy 

Jack Walsh, Waratahs Academy 

Cooper Whiteside, Reds Academy

Jeremy Williams, Waratahs Academy

Harry Wilson, Waratahs Academy 

Jack Winchester, Reds Academy 

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