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Wallabies Squad announced for Springbok Test

  • Wallabies Squad announced for Springbok Test

Ewen McKenzie has named a slightly different Wallabies squad for the test in Perth, where the Wallabies will meet the Springbok. 

A career ending injury to Brumbies winger Pat McCabe has opened up a spot for Waratahs winger Peter Betham. 

It has also meant Adam Ashley-Cooper will be moving from outside centre to the wing, allowing a spot to open up for uncapped Western Force winger Kyle Godwin who has recently returned from an injury.

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Kurtley Beale remains named at fly-half and has not moved into the centres. He has been named alongside Bernard Foley, but it is just a matter of who will start.

This was probably the most shocking aspect of the squad named, especially after Ewen McKenzie said he would be making quite a few changes to the side.

In the mean time, take a look at the squad, get to know them and figure out if you think its a unit good enough to defeat the Number two ranked team in the world. 

 

Player

State

Age

Test Caps

PROP

Ben Alexander

ACT Brumbies

29

64

Pek Cowan

Western Force

28

8

Sekope Kepu

NSW Waratahs

28

43

James Slipper

Queensland Reds

25

54

HOOKER

Saia Fainga’a

Queensland Reds

27

29

James Hanson

Queensland Reds

25

2

Tatafu Polota-Nau

NSW Waratahs

29

49

LOCK

Sam Carter

ACT Brumbies

24

3

James Horwill

Queensland Reds

29

51

Rob Simmons

Queensland Reds

25

42

Will Skelton

NSW Waratahs

22

3

BACKROW

Scott Fardy

ACT Brumbies

30

15

Scott Higginbotham

Melbourne Rebels

27

26

Matt Hodgson

Western Force

33

6

Michael Hooper (c)

NSW Waratahs

22

33

Ben McCalman

Western Force

26

32

Wycliff Palu

NSW Waratahs

31

53

SCRUMHALF

Luke Burgess

Melbourne Rebels

31

37

Nick Phipps

NSW Waratahs

25

19

Nic White

ACT Brumbies

24

15

FLYHALF

Kurtley Beale

NSW Waratahs

25

44

Bernard Foley

NSW Waratahs

24

9

CENTRE

Kyle Godwin

Western Force

22

Uncapped

Tevita Kuridrani

ACT Brumbies

23

12

Christian Leali'ifano

ACT Brumbies

26

13

Matt Toomua

ACT Brumbies

24

15

BACK-THREE

Adam Ashley-Cooper

NSW Waratahs

30

95

Peter Betham

NSW Waratahs

25

1

Israel Folau

NSW Waratahs

25

20

Rob Horne

NSW Waratahs

25

18

 

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