2019 Junior Wallabies squad named for Oceania Championships

The Junior Wallabies squad featuring 12 contracted Super Rugby players has been named for the 2019 Oceania U20s Championship.

The 32-man squad will head into camp on the Gold Coast in the lead-up to the Championship at Bond University, with their first match against Japan kicking off on April 26.

“We’re looking forward to the matches that lay ahead, we’re taking in a strong, well prepared squad its now a matter of getting onto the field, Junior Wallabies Head Coach Jason Gilmore said.

“We’ve got 9 members of the 2018 World Championship squad back again in the fold, so they will be leading some of our newer members in the group.

“The whole squad have put in the work to earn their spot so it’s now a matter of maintaining this work ethic as we head into camp,” Gilmore said.

The Junior Wallabies finished second at last year’s championship after going down to New Zealand 43-28 in the final.

Oceania U20s Championship squad:
Oliver Barden (NSW)
Angus Bell (NSW)
Darcy Breen (NSW)
Joe Cotton (QLD)
Ben Donaldson (NSW)
Max Douglas (NSW)
Esei Ha’angana (VIC)
Jack Hardy (QLD)
Will Harris (NSW)
Will Harrison (NSW)
Trevor Hosea (VIC)
Tom Kibble (QLD)
Nathan Lawson (NSW)
Noah Lolesio (ACT)
Lachlan Lonergan (ACT)
Isaac Lucas (QLD)
Michael McDonald (WA)
Fraser McReight (QLD)
Josh Nasser (QLD)
Mark Nawaqanitawase (NSW)
Kye Oates (QLD)
Bryon Ralston (QLD)
Triston Reilly (AU7s)
Henry Robertson (NSW)
Egan Siggs (QLD)
Patrick Tafa (NSW)
Sione Tui (VIC)
Semisi Tupou (VIC)
Liam Usher (QLD)
Joey Walton (NSW)
Harry Wilson (QLD)
Michael Wood (QLD)

Oceania U20s Championship:
Bond University, Gold Coast

Round 1 – Friday, April 26
New Zealand v Fiji, 5.00pm
Australia v Japan, 7.00pm

Round 2 – Tuesday, April 30
New Zealand v Japan, 5.00pm
Australia v Fiji, 7.00pm

Round 3 – Saturday, May 4
Japan v Fiji, 5.00pm
New Zealand v Australia, 7.00pm