Richard Ferguson

Aussies shift focus

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, The Rugby Championship, Wallabies on 16 Jul 2012 at 08:39
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With only the Reds involved in the Super Rugby playoffs, the rest of Australia’s focus now shifts to the inaugural Rugby Championship, taking place from mid-August to October, with their first training squad already announced and set to commence training next week. reports that a squad of 27 players, selected from the four franchises not taking part in the playoffs, will gather for a three day camp from 24 to 26 July. The squad sees previously injured wingers in Drew Mitchell and Lachie Turner return to the fold, while new face include Nick Cummins from the Force, Rebels centre Mitch Inman and Waratahs prop Paddy Ryan.

Of the big name players expected to be in the squad, Kurtley Beale is there but his fellow Rebels back James O’Connor has not be considered due to injury.

The first Wallabies training squad ahead of the inaugural Rugby Championship is:

Kurtley Beale (Melbourne Rebels), Adam Ashley-Cooper (NSW Waratahs), Drew Mitchell (NSW Waratahs), Lachie Turner (NSW Waratahs), Nick Cummins (Western Force), Cooper Vuna (Melbourne Rebels), Rob Horne (NSW Waratahs), Mitch Inman (Melbourne Rebels), Pat McCabe (Brumbies), Bernard Foley (NSW Waratahs), Berrick Barnes (NSW Waratahs), Nick Phipps (Melbourne Rebels), Nic White (Brumbies), Ben Mowen (Brumbies), David Pocock (Western Force), Michael Hooper (Brumbies), Dave Dennis (NSW Waratahs), Kane Douglas (NSW Waratahs), Cadeyrn Neville (Melbourne Rebels), Hugh Pyle (Melbourne Rebels), Sitaleki Timani (NSW Waratahs), Sekope Kepu (NSW Waratahs), Benn Robinson (NSW Waratahs), Ben Alexander (Brumbies), Paddy Ryan (NSW Waratahs), Stephen Moore (Brumbies), Tatafu Polota-Nau (NSW Waratahs).


  • :| yawn :|

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.07.12 08:50:26 by SharksRTB Reply
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  • A lot of Rebels getting the call here.

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.07.12 08:52:44 by JarsonX Reply
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  • They may have all there teams back by next week. :twisted:

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.07.12 09:29:47 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 3) : :lol:

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.07.12 09:53:23 by StevieS Reply
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  • Any news on Cooper anyone?

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.07.12 10:43:54 by GreatSharksays Reply

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