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    Nathan Grey appointed Junior Wallabies Head Coach in 2021 as camp one squad is . . .

    Nathan Grey appointed Junior Wallabies Head Coach in 2021 as camp one squad is confirmed

    Former Wallaby Assistant Coach Nathan Grey has today been confirmed as the Junior Wallabies and National Academies Head Coach for 2021, and has named his opening camp squad in the process.

    Commencing the role in January, Grey has previously acted as a high-performance coaching advisor in 2020, while he was also part of the NSW Waratahs and Wallaby coaching team, serving as an assistant coach from 2013-2019.

    In this role, Grey worked with the Australian Men’s and Women’s Sevens programs as well as the Buildcorp Wallaroos, Junior Wallabies, State Under 19 Academies and the Australian Schools & Under 18s before the suspension of programs due to COVID-19.

    The Coaching team of Shannon Fraser, Nic Henderson and Ben Mowen round out a strong support team for Grey, after former head coach Jason Gilmore was appointed as assistant coach of the NSW Waratahs during the 2020 Super Rugby AU season.

    In his opening squad for 2021, Grey has named a wide selection of players from both Super Rugby programs and state academies, highlighting the depth of talent within the underage programs. The camp one squad features players from all Super Rugby academies, highlighting the growing depth of quality players in various programs across Australia.

    Junior Wallabies Head Coach Nathan Grey said: “I’m excited to step into the role full-time this year. I was fortunate enough to work in this space a little at the beginning of last year, and I enjoyed every minute of it.

    “We have some highly skilled and talented individuals coming through the ranks, and it’s about continually developing that talent as we help them along in their Rugby journey.”

    “As a squad and program, we have a world-class setup and a training program which has been proven on the World stage, and I’m excited to continue this work.

    “Camp one presents an opportunity for these guys to rise and shine amongst their immediate peer group and put their name up for selection,” Grey said.

    The Junior Wallabies are currently preparing for a hybrid of the Oceania U20s Championship, following World Rugby’s cancellation of the World Rugby U20s Championship later in the year.

    They will assemble on March 14 for a seven-day camp on the Gold Coast.

    2021 Junior Wallabies Camp 1 Squad:

    Lachie Albert, Wests Lions, Brumbies

    Tony Alofipo, Wests Lions, Brumbies

    Reece Anapu, Palmyra, Western Force

    George Blake, Bond University, Queensland Reds

    Wilson Blyth, Bond University, Queensland Reds

    Hugh Bokenham, Sydney University, NSW Waratahs

    Dan Botha, Sydney University, NSW Waratahs

    Adrian Brown, Eastwood, NSW Waratahs

    Josh Canham, Harlequins, Melbourne Rebels

    Nick Chan, Randwick, NSW Waratahs

    John Connolly, Easts, NSW Waratahs

    Ben Dowling, Randwick, NSW Waratahs

    Lopeti Faifua, Wests Bulldogs, Queensland Reds

    Tim Faingaanuku, Brothers, Queensland Reds

    Josh Flook, Brothers, Queensland Reds

    Langi Gleeson, Manly Marlins, NSW Waratahs

    Carter Gordon, Melbourne Rebels

    Mason Gordon, Melbourne Rebels

    Mac Grealy, University of Queensland, Queensland Reds

    Tom Hooper, Tuggeranong Vikings, Brumbies

    Ngalu Kavapalu, Endeavour Hills, Melbourne Rebels

    Patrick Maka, Tuggeranong Vikings, Brumbies

    Alex Masibaka, Associates, Western Force

    Hamish Moore, Eastern Suburbs, NSW Waratahs

    Titi Nofoagatotoa, Brothers, Queensland Reds

    Zane Nongoor, Bond University, Queensland Reds

    Reesjan Pasitoa, Wests Lions, Brumbies

    Billy Pollard, Uni Norths Owls, Brumbies

    Lukas Ripley, University of Queensland, Queensland Reds

    Will Roach, University of Queensland, Queensland Reds

    Hamish Roberts, Bond University, Queensland Reds

    Andrew Romano, University of Queensland, Queensland Reds

    Dion Samuela, Bond University, Queensland Reds

    Connor Seve, Wests Scarborough, Western Force

    Papillon Sevele, Sydney University, NSW Waratahs

    Lolesio Sione, Melbourne Unicorns, Melbourne Rebels

    Keynan Tauakipulu, Wests Bulldogs, Queensland Reds

    Sione Taufui, Sydney University, NSW Waratahs

    Tiaan Taukipulu, Randwick, NSW Waratahs

    Kalani Thomas, University of Queensland, Queensland Reds

    Zephaniah Tuinona, Queanbeyan Whites, Brumbies

    Mosese Tuipulotu, Eastern Suburbs, NSW Waratahs

    Junior Tupou, Uni Norths Owls, Brumbies

    Glen Vaihu, Melbourne Rebels

    Harry Vella, Brothers, Queensland Reds

    Teddy Wilson, Eastern Suburbs, NSW Waratahs

    Valance Yates, Randwick, NSW Waratahs

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    this is the same guy that invented the Waratahs Defensive Structure known as "Hide Bernard Foley on one wing and Kurtley Beale on the Other" this structure was so successful it got transferred to the Wallabies Defensive Structure called "Hide Bernard Foley on one wing and Kurtley Beale on the Other" Clever names right?!

    some people just can't or maybe that should be shouldn't coach.

    maybe he should try the commentary team at Stan

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    I'm just hoping the way boys get sent home early so he doesn't have a chance to make an impression on them.

    I'd hate to think he's doing to our academy the same things he's done to NSW rugby over several years.

    Regards the naming of wallabies defensive structure, I refuse to believe those games came from him....far too many words and syllables

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