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    Wallabies confirm squad for Argentina tour

    Thu, 21/07/2022, 9:58 am
    Nathan Williamson


    Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has confirmed the 36-player squad to take on Argentina.

    Rory Arnold makes his return to the side, last featuring in the Spring Tour, with Samu Kerevi selected to represent Australia at the Commonwealth Games.

    He is joined in the squad by Reds duo Jock Campbell and Fraser McReight after their standout performances for Australia A.

    Campbell is one of four uncapped players in the squad, with Rebels prop Matt Gibbon powering his way into squad after injuries to Angus Bell (toe) and Harry Johnson-Holmes (achilles).

    Gibbon's teammate Pone Fa'amausili and Waratahs forward Jed Holloway are also in contention for their first Tests on the tour after overcoming niggles during the England series.

    A raft of injuries in the backline have paved the way for centres Irae Simone and Lalakai Foketi to push for a potential Wallabies return.

    Simone has had a standout year for the Brumbies, last featuring for the national side in 2020.

    Meanwhile, Foketi made his debut for the Wallabies at the end of the Spring Tour, replacing injured teammate Izaia Perese.


    “We were massively disappointed on the weekend but we're only three matches into a 14-Test season so we need to take the lessons on board quickly and learn from them," Rennie said in a statement.

    "To be able to pick guys who have performed well in the Australia A program against quality International opposition is a massive positive and we're looking forward to welcoming them to the mob next week.

    "We're well aware of how tough the challenge is of playing Argentina two weeks in a row on their home soil and they'll be full of confidence after their series win over Scotland."

    The squad will assemble on the Gold Coast on Tuesday before travelling to Argentina on Friday.

    They will open the Rugby Championship with games against Los Pumas on the 6th and 13th of August (local time) in Mendoza and San Juan respectively.

    Wallabies squad to tour Argentina (age, team, Tests played)
    Allan Alaalatoa (28, Brumbies, 55 Tests)

    Rory Arnold (32, TBC, 29 Tests)

    Jock Campbell (27, Queensland Reds, uncapped)

    Quade Cooper (34, Kintetsu Liners, 75 Tests)

    Pone Fa'amausili (25, Melbourne Rebels, uncapped)

    Folau Fainga'a (27, Brumbies, 28 Tests)

    Lalakai Foketi (27, NSW Waratahs, 1 Test)

    Nick Frost (22, Brumbies, 2 Tests)

    Matt Gibbon (27, Melbourne Rebels, uncapped)

    Jake Gordon (29, NSW Waratahs, 12 Tests)

    Reece Hodge (27, Melbourne Rebels, 55 Tests)

    Michael Hooper (c) (30, NSW Waratahs, 121 Tests)

    Jed Holloway (29, NSW Waratahs, uncapped)

    Len Ikitau (23, Brumbies, 15 Tests)

    Marika Koroibete (29, Saitama Wild Knights, 45 Tests)

    Rob Leota (25, Melbourne Rebels, 9 Tests)

    Noah Lolesio (22, Brumbies, 12 Tests)

    Lachlan Lonergan (22, Brumbies, 4 Tests)

    Tate McDermott (23, Queensland Reds, 16 Tests)

    Fraser McReight (23, Queensland Reds, 2 Tests)

    James O’Connor (32, Queensland Reds, 63 Tests)

    Hunter Paisami (24, Queensland Reds, 17 Tests)

    Jordan Petaia (22, Queensland Reds, 18 Tests)

    Matt Philip (28, Melbourne Rebels, 23 Tests)

    David Porecki (29, NSW Waratahs, 3 Tests)

    Pete Samu (30, Brumbies, 22 Tests)

    Irae Simone (27, Brumbies, 2 Tests)

    Scott Sio (30, Brumbies, 70 Tests)

    James Slipper (33, Brumbies, 117 Tests)

    Darcy Swain (25, Brumbies, 11 Tests)

    Taniela Tupou (26, Queensland Reds, 40 Tests)

    Rob Valetini (23, Brumbies, 21 Tests)

    Suliasi Vunivalu (26, Queensland Reds, 1 Test)

    Nic White (32, Brumbies, 50 Tests)

    Harry Wilson (22, Queensland Reds, 11 Tests)

    Tom Wright (24, Brumbies, 12 Tests)

    https://www.rugby.com.au/news/wallab...onship-2022720

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    Dissapointing to see Robertson and Katuii overlooked again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazzmania View Post
    Force: NIL (Falou only on board next year)
    Maybe Arnold?

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    I really dont have a problem with a lack of Force players in the Wallabies Squad.

    It just shows that we have a Champion Team that punches way above its weight limit than a team of Champions.

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    Michael Hooper withdraws from Wallabies squad

    Very impressed with Hooper. To me, showing vulnerability is never weakness. It's always courageous & brave

    https://wallabies.rugby/news/michael-hooper-202285

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFDom View Post
    Michael Hooper withdraws from Wallabies squad
    His replacement didn't miss a beat. Considering the massive injury count, this is a great morning. One away bonus win and an away bonus loss in TRC.

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