Dave Rennie pronounces first Wallabies squad based mostly on ‘type and potential’


The main shocks are that of Naisarani and Dempsey, with Rennie clearly eager to go in a distinct course by naming the likes of Lachie Swinton, Harry Wilson and Fraser McReight of their first Wallabies squads.

As for Kuridrani, the 29-year-old’s Take a look at profession might be up in smoke after lacking out on a wider group that may journey collectively for eight Assessments this yr in New Zealand after which Australia.

For the Waratahs, Harrison, Ramm, Bell, Tom Horton and Lachie Swinton have all earned call-ups for the primary time, together with Jake Gordon, Ned Hanigan, Michael Hooper, Harry Johnson-Holmes, Jack Maddocks and Rob Simmons.

There was no room for prop Tom Robertson or centre Karmichael Hunt.

In the meantime, Queensland Reds hooker Brandon Paenga-Amosa and centre Hunter Paisami have pressured their means into the group after lacking out on final month’s gamers of nationwide curiosity squad.

The typical age of the squad if 24 years outdated, whereas these chosen have performed a median of 17 Assessments.

In an announcement, Rennie mentioned: “We’ve picked this squad on type and on potential and I do know the entire group are chomping on the bit to get caught in and push their case for a Wallaby jersey.”

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By the numbers

  • Brumbies – 13
  • Waratahs – 11
  • Reds – 11
  • Rebels – 9
  • Pressure – zero

(Whole: 44 gamers)

Wallabies squad for 2020 Take a look at season

Jermaine Ainsley (three Assessments, Melbourne Rebels, 25)
Allan Alaalatoa (37 Assessments, Brumbies, 26)
Tom Banks (6 Assessments, Brumbies, 26)
Angus Bell* (uncapped, NSW Waratahs, 19)
Filipo Daugunu* (uncapped, Queensland Reds, 25)
Pone Fa’amausili* (uncapped, Melbourne Rebels, 23)
Folau Fainga’a (12 Assessments, Brumbies, 25)
Jake Gordon (1 Take a look at, NSW Waratahs, 27)
Ned Hanigan (20 Assessments, NSW Waratahs, 25)
Will Harrison* (uncapped, NSW Waratahs, 21)
Dane Haylett-Petty (37 Assessments, Melbourne Rebels, 31)
Reece Hodge (39 Assessments, Melbourne Rebels, 26)
Michael Hooper (99 Assessments, NSW Waratahs, 28)
Tom Horton* (uncapped, NSW Waratahs, 23)
Trevor Hosea* (uncapped, Melbourne Rebels, 20)
Len Ikitau* (uncapped, Brumbies, 21)
Harry Johnson-Holmes (1 Take a look at, NSW Waratahs, 23)
Marika Koroibete (28 Assessments, Melbourne Rebels, 28)
Noah Lolesio* (uncapped, Brumbies, 20)
Jack Maddocks (7 Assessments, NSW Waratahs, 23)
Tate McDermott* (uncapped, Queensland Reds, 21)
Fraser McReight* (uncapped, Queensland Reds, 21)
James O’Connor (52 Assessments, Queensland Reds, 30)
Brandon Paenga-Amosa (four Assessments, Queensland Reds, 24)
Hunter Paisami* (uncapped, Queensland Reds, 22)
Jordan Petaia (three Assessments, Queensland Reds, 20)
Matt Philip (three Assessments, Melbourne Rebels, 26)
Joe Powell (four Assessments, Brumbies, 26)
James Ramm* (uncapped, NSW Waratahs, 22)
Lukhan Salakaia-Loto (21 Assessments, Queensland Reds, 23)
Pete Samu (9 Assessments, Brumbies, 28)
Rob Simmons (100 Assessments, NSW Waratahs, 31)
Irae Simone* (uncapped, Brumbies, 25)
Scott Sio (63 Assessments, Brumbies, 28)
James Slipper (96 Assessments, Brumbies, 31)
Lachie Swinton* (uncapped, NSW Waratahs, 23)
Matt To’omua (52 Assessments, Melbourne Rebels, 30)
Taniela Tupou (19 Assessments, Queensland Reds, 24)
Jordan Uelese (9 Assessments, Melbourne Rebels, 23)
Rob Valetini (1 Take a look at, Brumbies, 22)
Nic White (31 Assessments, Brumbies, 30)
Harry Wilson* (uncapped, Queensland Reds, 20)
Liam Wright (2 Assessments, Queensland Reds, 22)
Tom Wright* (uncapped, Brumbies, 23)
*Denotes uncapped participant