Rodda, Paia'aua called up to Wallabies squad for Bledisloe Cup, Rugby Championship

Sun, 25/07/2021, 01:14 am
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
Wallabies create history as they win at Suncorp with a man down for 75 minutes

New Western Force recruit Izack Rodda and Toulon back Duncan Paia'aua have been called up into the Wallabies squad for the Bledisloe Cup and The Rugby Championship.

Rodda makes his return to Australian rugby after returning from French side Lyon, following his departure from the Reds in 2020.

Get your tickets now for The Rugby Championship now

Meanwhile, Paia'aua becomes the first player to be selected under the amended 'Giteau's Law', which allows players outside of the 60 cap limit to be selected with other players unavailable to join the group in Queensland and overseas due to current border restrictions.

They are joined in the 42 man squad by Rodda's Force teammate Tom Robertson and Brumbies lock Nick Frost.

Wallabies do the unthinkable

Meanwhile, Brumbies duo Nic White (knee) and Scott Sio (hamstring) along with Jordan Petaia (quad) have overcome injuries to earn a recall to the squad.

The 42-man squad contains eight uncapped players, with four others making their debuts in the 2-1 series win over France this month.

The group will assemble at Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast today as they prepare for the first Bledisloe Cup Test in Auckland on August 7.

"The connection this group is forming is growing every day and we’ve picked a squad of players here who are willing to work hard for each other," coach Dave Rennie said in a statement.

“We know we’ve still got a way to go to get to where we want to be but that challenge is exciting and something we’re looking forward to.

“We have a great opportunity coming up in the Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup Tests to build on the momentum we picked up during a tough French Series.”

WALLABIES SQUAD FOR THE BLEDISLOE CUP AND THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP

Allan Alaalatoa (46, Brumbies, 27)

Tom Banks (14, Brumbies, 27)

Angus Bell (6, NSW Waratahs, 20)

Pone Fa’amausili* (uncapped, Melbourne Rebels, 24)

Lalakai Foketi* (uncapped, NSW Waratahs, 26)

Nick Frost* (uncapped, Brumbies, 21)

Jake Gordon (8, NSW Waratahs, 28)

Reece Hodge (46, Melbourne Rebels, 26)

Michael Hooper (c) (108, NSW Waratahs, 29)

Len Ikitau (2, Brumbies, 22)

Feleti Kaitu’u* (uncapped, Western Force, 26)

Andrew Kellaway (2, Melbourne Rebels, 25)

Marika Koroibete (37, Melbourne Rebels, 28)

Rob Leota* (uncapped, Melbourne Rebels, 24)

Noah Lolesio (5, Brumbies, 21)

Lachlan Lonergan (2, Brumbies, 21)

Ryan Lonergan* (uncapped, Brumbies, 23)

Tate McDermott (5, Queensland Reds, 22)

Fraser McReight (1, Queensland Reds, 22)

Andy Muirhead* (uncapped, Brumbies, 29)

Isi Naisarani (11, Melbourne Rebels, 26)

James O’Connor (55, Queensland Reds, 31)

Brandon Paenga-Amosa (12, Queensland Reds, 25)

Duncan Paia’aua* (uncapped, Toulon, 26)

Hunter Paisami (9, Queensland Reds, 23)

Jordan Petaia (8, Queensland Reds, 21)

Matt Philip (12 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 27)

Tom Robertson (24, Western Force, 26)

Izack Rodda (25, Western Force, 24)

Lukhan Salakaia-Loto (28, Queensland Reds, 24)

Pete Samu (10, Brumbies, 29)

Scott Sio (68, Brumbies, 29)

James Slipper (103, Brumbies, 32)

Darcy Swain (3, Brumbies, 24)

Lachlan Swinton (2, NSW Waratahs, 24)

Matt To’omua (57, Melbourne Rebels, 31)

Taniela Tupou (28, Queensland Reds, 25)

Jordan Uelese (13, Melbourne Rebels, 24)

Rob Valetini (7, Brumbies, 22)

Nic White (37, Brumbies, 31)

Harry Wilson (8, Queensland Reds, 21)

Tom Wright (5, Brumbies, 24)

Share
Beauden Barrett is refusing to buy into the recent form of South Africa, expecting an ambush in their 100th Test between the nations. Photo: Getty Images
Barrett expects Boks to 'rise to challenge' in 100th All Black clash
Lloyd Walker presenting the Wallabies the First Nations jersey in 2020. Photo: Getty Images
First Nations Wallabies: Lloyd Walker
Sean McMahon is pushing to end his exile from the Wallabies side. Photo: Andrew Phan/Wallabies Media
Sean McMahon ready to be unleashed after sudden Wallabies return
Mario Ledesma is wary of Wallabies centre Samu Kerevi after his strong showing against South Africa. Photo: Getty Images
Argentina wary of Kerevi going beast-mode in Townsville Test
Rugby.com.au Logo

The Rugby.com.au are a proud part of Rugby AU

© 2021 Australian Rugby. All rights reserved.