Wallabies hooker Brandon Paenga-Amosa tries his hand at sumo wrestling in Japan.

The male to resolve Wallabies problem? Tour squad named


Isi Naisarani of the Brumbies scores a attempt at Allianz Stadium.Resource:Information Corp Australia

FIJIAN-BORN powerhouse Isi Naisarani’s prospective to resolve Australia’s backrow problem has been underlined, with his naming as a progress participant to accompany the Wallabies on their spring tour.

Naisarani is not qualified to characterize Australia until finally April, but the one.95m 23-12 months-outdated is extensively regarded as the participant who can insert significantly wanted top and bulk along with globe course flankers Michael Hooper and David Pocock.

He performed for the Power in 2017 and the Brumbies this 12 months, ahead of committing to the Rebels for up coming 12 months.

Proficient Reds teenage again Jordan Petaia and halfback Jake Gordon are the only uncapped associates of the formal 32 male squad.

Petaia would turn into the 3rd youngest participant to at any time debut for the Wallabies, really should he make an physical appearance in the November internationals versus both Wales or Italy.

Naisarani and fellow Brumbies backrower Rob Valetini, who will also vacation as a progress participant, are even now to make a Examination cap.

The squad contains a few abroad dependent gamers.

Utility again Adam Ashley-Cooper, who is dependent in Japan with Kobe Steelers, has the opportunity to insert to his tally of 116 caps — the past becoming in 2016.

Veteran hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau will hyperlink up with the Wallabies in Wales, following enjoying for Leicester in the English Premiership considering that his past Examination physical appearance in September versus Argentina on the Gold Coastline.

Playmaker Matt Toomua is even now connected to Leicester regardless of enjoying all 6 Rugby Championship matches.

Wallabies hooker Brandon Paenga-Amosa tries his hand at sumo wrestling in Japan.

Wallabies hooker Brandon Paenga-Amosa attempts his hand at sumo wrestling in Japan.Resource:The Courier-Mail

Of the squad initially named for past week’s Bledisloe Cup Examination, hooker Brandon Paenga-Amosa and uncapped lock-flanker Jed Holloway have been omitted.

Holloway has been battling with hamstring and again niggles.

Lock Adam Coleman has been education totally following lacking the Bledisloe sport with a groin issue.

Wallabies squad

Forwards: Jermaine Ainsley (Rebels), Allan Alaalatoa (Brumbies), Rory Arnold (Brumbies), Adam Coleman (Rebels), Jack Dempsey (Waratahs), Folau Fainga’a (Brumbies), Ned Hanigan (Waratahs), Michael Hooper (captain, Waratahs), Sekope Kepu (Waratahs), Tolu Latu (Waratahs), Tatafu Polota-Nau (Leicester) David Pocock (Brumbies), Izack Rodda (Reds), Rob Simmons (Waratahs), Pete Samu (Brumbies), Scott Sio (Brumbies), Taniela Tupou (Reds)

Backs: Adam Ashley-Cooper (Kobe), Tom Financial institutions (Brumbies), Kurtley Beale, (Waratahs), Israel Folau (Waratahs), Bernard Foley (Waratahs), Will Genia (Rebels), Jake Gordon (Waratahs), Dane Haylett-Petty (Rebels), Samu Kerevi (Reds), Marika Koroibete (Rebels), Jack Maddocks (Rebels), Sefa Naivalu (Rebels), Jordan Petaia (Reds), Nick Phipps (Waratahs), Matt Toomua (Leicester)

Improvement gamers: Rob Valetini (Brumbies), Isi Naisarani (Rebels)

Spring tour timetable

* Wales (Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Sunday November 11, four.20am AEDT)

* Italy (Stadio Euganeo, Padua, Sunday November 18, 1am AEDT)

* England (Twickenham Stadium, London, Sunday November 25, 2am AEDT)


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