Australian U20s squad named for Oceania Championships


Seven Super Rugby contracted players have been named in the BMW Australia U20s side to play New Zealand at the Oceania Rugby U20s Championship at Bond University, Gold Coast this May.

Harley Fox (Melbourne Rebels), Jordon Jackson-Hope (Brumbies), Lukhan Lealalauloto-Tui (Queensland Reds), Rob Leota (Melbourne Rebels), Tyrel Lomax (Brumbies), Campbell Magnay (Queensland Reds) Sione Tuipolotu (Melbourne Rebels) and James Tuttle (Queensland Reds) will add experience to the squad that will play New Zealand twice as a precursor to the World Rugby U20s Championship in Manchester in June.

Adding further experience to the young Aussie side will be the fact that there are six players who will be returning from the 2015 Australian campaign at the World Rugby U20s Championship

Australian U20s Head Coach Adrian Thompson: “I extend my congratulations to every player that has been selected in the BMW Australia U20s.

“Our players learnt throughout the Super U20s of the standard required to compete at National level and we look forward to seeing these players take that next step to compete on the world stage.”

The players were selected following the inaugural Super U20s Championship, a six week tournament that saw all the best U20s players represent the five Australian Super Rugby franchises across the country.

Australian U20s squad for the Oceania Rugby U20s Championship:

Faalalie Sione (Brumbies U20s)
Tyrel Lomax (Brumbies U20s)
Vunipola Fifita (NSW Gen Blue U20s)
Shambeckler Vui (Western Force U20s)
Josh Taylor (Queensland U20s)
Alex Mafi (Queensland U20s)
Declan Moore (NSW Gen Blue U20s)
Lukhan Lealalauloto-Tui (Queensland U20s)
Ryan McCauley (NSW Gen Blue U20s)
Harry Hockings (Queensland U20s)
Rob leota (Melbourne Rebels U20s)
Liam Wright (Queensland U20s)
Maclean Jones (Queensland U20s)
Angus Scott–Young (Queensland U20s)
Max Girdler (NSW Gen Blue U20s)
Harley Fox (Melbourne Rebels U20s)

James Tuttle (Queensland U20s)
Moses Sorovi (Queensland U20s)
Mack Mason (Queensland U20s)
Billy Gray (Melbourne Rebels U20s)
Sione Tuipolotu (Melbourne Rebels U20s)
Campbell Magnay (Queensland U20s)
Jordan Jackson-Hope (Brumbies U20s)
Liam Jurd (Queensland U20s)
Ah-Mu Tuimalealiifano (Melbourne Rebels U20s)
Joey Fittock (Queensland U20s)
Latu Latinipulu (NSW Gen Blue U20s)
Jack Maddocks (NSW Gen Blue U20s)

2016 Oceania Rugby U20s Championship, Gold Coast:

Australia v New Zealand, Tuesday 3 May, 6.30pm AEST
Australia v New Zealand, Saturday 7 May, 4.00pm AEST