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Cheika send a strong squad to face Boks in Johannesburg


The Vodacom Castle Rugby Championships is around the corner and the Wallabies are on their way to South African to face the Springboks in the first weekend of test matches.

It is a shorten tournament this year due to the World Cup in Japan but one that is more important for all four countries as they shape their players for that final World Cup squads that needs to represent them in Japan.

Cheika has namded his Wallaby squad that will tour to South Africa and it is really great to see Christian Lealiifano back in the Aussie mix after coming back to rugby.

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There are also three potential debutants in the squad with Naisarani, Wright and Valentenini that will earn their first caps if selected.

We also see the return of Slipper to international rugby after two years.

Cheika told the press that he was looking at Super Rugby form and would like now to see some of these players express themselves at test level.

The Wallabies will arrive in Johannesburg this Sunday for their training camp and prepare for the test match on the 20th July.


Wallabies Squad:

Allan Alaalatoa (32 Tests, Brumbies, 25)
Rory Arnold (19 Tests , Brumbies, 29)
Jack Dempsey (10 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 25)
Folau Fainga’a (7 Tests, Brumbies, 24)
Michael Hooper (c) (91 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 27)
Luke Jones (3 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 28)
Sekope Kepu (103 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 33)
Tolu Latu (12 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 26)
Isi Naisarani (uncapped, Melbourne Rebels, 24)
Tom Robertson (24 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 24)
Izack Rodda (17 Tests, Queensland Reds, 22)
Rob Simmons (94 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 30)
Lukhan Salakaia-Loto (11, Queensland Reds, 22)
Scott Sio (55 Tests, Brumbies, 27)
James Slipper (86 Tests, Brumbies, 30)
Taniela Tupou (11 Tests, Queensland Reds, 23)
Jordan Uelese (2 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 22)
Rob Valetini (uncapped, Brumbies, 20)
Liam Wright (uncapped, Queensland Reds, 21)

Adam Ashley-Cooper (117 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 35)
Tom Banks (3 Tests, Brumbies, 25)
Kurtley Beale (83 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 30)
Bernard Foley (68 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 29)
Will Genia (100 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 31)
Dane Haylett-Petty (31 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 30)
Reece Hodge (33 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 24)
Samu Kerevi (25 Tests, Queensland Reds, 25)
Marika Koroibete (20 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 26)
Tevita Kuridrani (58 Tests, Brumbies, 28)
Christian Lealiifano (19 Tests, Brumbies, 31)
Jack Maddocks (7 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 22)
Joe Powell (4 Tests, Brumbies, 25)
Matt Toomua (42 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 29)
Nic White (22 Tests, Exeter Chiefs, 29

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  1. Not gonna lie….
    I scanned the roster out of curiosity to see the depths of desperation that Cheika has plummeted to EXPECTING to see ex-Brumbies legend George Smith on the team sheet.
    He’s not. It’s not rock bottom yet

  2. Lol – it’s a v good oz squad americano

    I wouldn’t put it past them to turn up and beat the Boks in our first test of the year , with new players being tried but I like Rassie’s plan


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