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    Cottrell, Gordon named in Wallabies touring party

    Today at 5:00 PM The Rugby Championship
    by Sam Phillips


    Underrated Rebels flanker Angus Cottrell is in line for a Test debut after being named in the Wallabies squad to tour South Africa and Argentina.

    Cottrell has been called into the squad in place of Pete Samu who is out for a month with a knee injury suffered in the loss to the Pumas on the Gold Coast.

    The 28-year-old will be a live chance to make his debut in Samu's absence as Lukhan Tui is also unavailable due to the sudden passing of his stepfather.

    Cottrell, Caleb Timu and Ned Hanigan shape as coach Michael Cheika's only options to partner David Pocock and Michael Hooper in the backrow.

    Jake Gordon is the other fresh face in Cheika's squad.

    He has leapfrogged Brumbies halfback Joe Powell in the halfback pecking order after some stellar showings for the NSW Country Eagles.

    There has been a similar swap in the depth chart at hooker with Tolu Latu left out of the squad.

    Brandon Paenga-Amosa will travel to Port Elizabeth in his place.

    That is where the changes end, Cheika retaining all of the available players from the 23 which fell to Argentina on home soil for the first time in 35 years.

    That loss eliminated the Wallabies from Rugby Championship contention but Cheika said there is still plenty to play for overseas.

    "There’s an opportunity presented to us now to get some good victories overseas and that’s going to come from consistency in the way that we play," he said.

    "We have got some news additions to the squad and these guys have shown plenty of grit and determination to get an opportunity at a higher level so now we’re looking for them to add that to the mix.

    "We’re very determined to make sure that we repay the faith and show people what we’re about in the way we play."

    SQUAD

    Wallabies squad to tour South Africa, Argentina

    Forwards
    Allan Alaalatoa (27 Tests, Brumbies, 24)
    Rory Arnold (17 Tests , Brumbies, 28)
    Adam Coleman (26 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 26)
    Angus Cottrell* (uncapped, Melbourne Rebels, 28)
    Folau Fainga’a (3 Tests, Brumbies, 23)
    Ned Hanigan (15 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 23)
    Michael Hooper (c) (85 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 26)
    Sekope Kepu (97 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 32)
    Brandon Paenga-Amosa (3 Tests, Queensland Reds, 22)
    David Pocock (72 Tests, Brumbies, 30)
    Tatafu Polota-Nau (86 Tests, Leicester, 33)
    Tom Robertson (24 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 24)
    Izack Rodda (11 Tests, Queensland Reds, 22)
    Rob Simmons (89 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 29)
    Scott Sio (49 Tests, Brumbies, 26)
    Caleb Timu (2 Tests, Queensland Reds, 24)
    Taniela Tupou (6 Tests, Queensland Reds, 22)

    Backs
    Tom Banks (2 Tests, Brumbies, 24)
    Kurtley Beale (78 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 29)
    Israel Folau (67 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 29)
    Bernard Foley (62 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 28)
    Will Genia (94 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 30)
    Jake Gordon* (uncapped, NSW Waratahs, 25)
    Dane Haylett-Petty (25 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 29)
    Reece Hodge (31 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 23)
    Marika Koroibete (15 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 26)
    Jack Maddocks (4 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 21)
    Sefa Naivalu (7 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 26)
    Nick Phipps (67 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 29)
    Matt Toomua (37 Tests, Leicester/Melbourne Rebels, 28)
    *denotes uncapped

    https://www.rugby.com.au/news/2018/0...rica-argentina


    Great news for Gus, following in his Grandfathers footsteps Nev "Notchy" Cottrell, who captained the Wallabies playing at hooker for two Tests against the British and Irish Lions in 1950.

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    The Wobblies need direction in attack and set piece consolidation. They need tries

    Bring in Simmonds for Rodda, he has rugby nouse (after all he knew which team to sign for)
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    All it needs is bringing in 3 Tahs and a bit of shuffling and voila! All problems are solved, the boys will be enthusiastic

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    I know you're taking the piss bison, but all I can think about after reading that is doesn't 13 need to be able to pass?

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    He should have been in the frame for about half a decade. But injuries and playing for the wrong club have cruelled his chances. At least Cheika has recognised that he has moved to an acceptable franchise now. HQ, as usual don't seem to know their arses from their patched elbows. Might be some rushed updates now, though. Hello there you lot.

    BIOGRAPHY
    Angus Cottrell is an uncompromising backrower who has been a consistent performer for the Western Australian club since debuting in 2012. Playing 14 matches for the side in 2015, Cottrell stepped up brilliantly to fill the void left by the injured Matt Hodgson. His incredible work ethic all over the park in tandem with Hodgson and Ben McCalman has seen him emerge as one of the Force’s most reliable forwards and a true breakdown specialist. The 26-year-old was selected from Brisbane club, Wests, in 2011, before taking up an Extended Playing Squad contract with the Force and was elevated to the senior squad.

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    TWAT insists he is a Melbourne product

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    Quote Originally Posted by sittingbison View Post
    TWAT insists he is a Melbourne product
    That website has a block function, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sittingbison View Post
    TWAT insists he is a Melbourne product
    Isn’t he Rob Clarke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    Isn’t he Rob Clarke?
    Nup, from the nature of his posts, it's much more likely he is a failed wannabe rugby player, and given his obtuse nature probably playing Saturday avo for Melbourne Uni rather than Melbourne Rising or Melbourne Rebels. My grandma who has the evil eye (see JOC posts) this his name is Joel. A nobody with delusions of grandeur which seems to be symptomatic of rugby over east.

    Lol I see he has now fallen out with Johnny Football

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