Australian U20s side named for opening World Cup clash against Wales

Australia U20s head coach Simon Cron has named his side for the opening clash of the U20s World Championship and made nine changes to the side that played New Zealand on the Gold Coast last month. Super Rugby players Shambeckler Vui (Western Force) and Jordan Uelese (Melbourne Rebels) will start in the front row, with an all new halves combination in Harrison Goddard (Melbourne Rebels) and Hamish Stewart (Queensland Reds). In the centres, Sione Tuipulotu (Melbourne Rebels) and Izaia Perese (Queensland Reds) will add some pace to Australia’s backline out wide. Adding some speed and International experience to the side will be on Australia’s flanks with Aussie 7s players Henry Hutchison, Simon Kennewell and Liam McNamara rounding Australia’s wings and fullback respectively. The match kicks off at 2.30am Thursday 1 June from Avchala Stadium, Tbilisi in Georgia. “The boys have worked hard on their role clarity before game one and we are starting to see some exciting combin
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