Aussie 7s stars add speed to AUS U20

Mon, 08 May 2017 12:03
Large aussie under 20  800

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Australia Under-20 Head Coach Simon Cron has included a string of Australia Sevens stars and Super Rugby players in the squad for the World Championship in Georgia in June.

The sevens players joining the travelling squad are Simon Kennewell, Liam McNamara, Henry Hutchison and Lachie Anderson, who will be adding some extra speed and ability in the backs for the young men in gold.

Joining from Super Rugby will be Izaia Perese who has been in stellar form for the Queensland Reds alongside fellow Queenslander, Hamish Stewart. Sione Tuipulotu, Jack Maddocks, Jordan Uelese and Harrison Goddard will join the side from the Melbourne Rebels. Sham Vui from the Western Force and Rob Valentini from the Brumbies rounds out the Super Rugby contingent.

Australia will face off against Wales, Samoa and England in Pool A of the tournament.

Australia U20 coach, Simon Cron said: "We have a number of our players involved in Super Rugby this season and we are looking forward to getting those players involved as soon as possible.

"The Australian Sevens contingent still have a final two tournaments so those players will join us in Georgia. They will all have high aerobic and anaerobic capacities which is essential during a world cup campaign.

"Our performances against New Zealand, Samoa and Fiji highlighted a number of key areas we need to work on in our sessions. Some rugby brains, in regards to game management, is a key, as well as the execution of catch and pass skills while running so these will be high on our priority list,"

The squad will come together at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra on Wednesday May 10 for a final camp before Australia heads to Tbilisi, Georgia for the tournament.

To increase playing depth and have players prepared if called on for injury cover there will be a number of extended squad members who will attend the preparation camp in Canberra in continuing their development as an Australian U20 player. These players include; Harry Chapman, Vaauli Faamausili, Angus Allan, Theo Strang, Alex Horan, Isaac Lucas, Tony Hunt, Will Eadie, James Ramm and Jayden Ngamanu.

Australia Under-20 squad: Cody Walker, Harry Johnson-Holmes, Shambecklar Vui, Gavin Luka, Jordan Uelese, Efi Maafu, Sama Malolo, Ryan McCauley, Harry Hockings, Angus Blyth, Angus, Scott-Young, Liam Wright, Reece Hewat, Lachlan Anderson, Rob Valetini, Lachlan Swinton, Harry Nucifora, Harrison Goddard, Hamish Stewart, Liam McNamara, Sione Tuipulotu, Nick Jooste, Izaia Perese, Jack Maddocks, Semisi Tupou, Dylan Riley, Henry Hutchison, Simon Kennewell.

Reds vs Chiefs
sast: 11h45 | local: 19h45

  • | 3
LIVE
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 21 April 2018
Bulls v Rebels 13h05 Loftus Versfeld
Leinster v Scarlets 14h30 Dublin
Sharks v Stormers 15h15 Durban
Zebre v Ospreys 16h45 Parma
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors 17h05 Kingspan Stadium
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors 18h05 Kingspan Stadium
Sun, 22 April 2018
Brumbies v Jaguares 06h05 Canberra
Racing Metro v Munster 14h15 Paris
Fri, 27 April 2018
Gloucester v Bath 22h00 Kingsholm
Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors 22h00 Myreside
Cardiff Blues v Ospreys 22h00 Cardiff Arms Park
Connacht v Leinster 22h00 Sportsground
Munster v Ulster 22h00 Thomond Park
Worcester Warriors v Harlequins 22h00 Sixways
Wasps v Northampton Saints 22h00 Ricoh Arena
London Irish v Saracens 22h00 Madejski Stadium
Leicester Tigers v Newcastle Falcons 22h00 Welford Road
Exeter Chiefs v Sale Sharks 22h00 Sandy Park
Kings v Cheetahs 22h00 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Treviso v Zebre 22h00 Stadio Monigo
Dragons v Scarlets 22h00 Rodney Parade
Hurricanes v Sunwolves 07h35 Wellington
Stormers v Rebels 13h00 Newlands
Sat, 28 April 2018
Reds v Lions 05h05 Suncorp Stadium
Blues v Jaguares 07h35 Eden Park
UNDER-20 WORLD CUP
MORE LOGS
Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
England U20 3 3 0 0 14
Australia U20 3 2 0 1 10
Wales U20 3 1 0 2 6
Samoa U20 3 1 0 3 1
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
New Zealand U20 3 3 0 0 15
Scotland U20 3 2 0 1 9
Italy U20 3 1 0 2 6
Ireland U20 3 0 0 3 2
Pool C
Team P W D L Pts
South Africa U20 3 2 1 0 12
France U20 3 2 1 0 11
Argentina U20 3 1 0 2 6
Georgia U20 3 0 0 3 0