14 uncapped players named in Wallabies squad

Date published: March 28 2021

Wallabies head coach Dave Rennie has announced his 40-man squad ahead of their three-day training camp on the Gold Coast next month.

There are 14 uncapped players in the group, including Australian Sevens representative Tim Anstee, former Junior Wallabies hooker Lachlan Lonergan and veteran David Porecki.

Reds off-season signing Suliasi Vunivalu has also earned selection in the Wallabies camp squad, following an impressive return to the 15-man game in Super Rugby AU.

Sitaleki Timani returns

Western Force recruit Sitaleki Timani is set to return to the national fold after an eight-year absence, with the 34-year-old named in a Wallabies squad for the first time since the 2013 year-end tour.

Brumbies lock Cadeyrn Neville has also earned selection in the camp squad and could be in line for his Test debut this year, at the ripe age of 32.

While utility forward Seru Uru forced his way into the reckoning after a series of standout displays in Super Rugby AU for ladder leaders, the Reds.

The average age of the squad is just 25 and is comprised of 14 Brumbies, 12 Reds, seven Melbourne Rebels, four Waratahs and three members of the Western Force.

The three-day camp will be used to prepare the side both on-and-off the field ahead of the international season, which is currently scheduled to kick off in the July Test window.

Wallabies camp squad

Allan Alaalatoa, Tim Anstee, Tom Banks, Angus Bell, Filipo Daugunu, Pone Fa’amausili, Jake Gordon, Reece Hodge, Trevor Hosea, Len Ikitau, Feleti Kaitu’u, Josh Kemeny, Marika Koroibete, Noah Lolesio, Lachlan Lonergan, Alex Mafi, Tate McDermott, Fraser McReight, Andy Muirhead, Isi Naisarani, Cadeyrn Neville, James O’Connor, Hunter Paisami, Jordan Petaia, David Porecki, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Pete Samu, Irae Simone, James Slipper, Darcy Swain, Lachlan Swinton, Sitaleki Timani, Matt To’omua, Taniela Tupou, Seru Uru, Rob Valetini, Suliasi Vunivalu, Nic White, Harry Wilson, Tom Wright