Wallabies January Camp squad confirmed

Fri, Jan 6, 2023, 2:55 AM
Rugby Australia
by Rugby Australia

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has confirmed a 44-man squad ahead of a four-day camp on the Gold Coast next week.

The group will assemble for the camp on Monday, which will include a combination of on and off field elements that will prepare the team for the 2023 International season which culminates in the Rugby World Cup in France in September.

Waratahs backrower Charlie Gamble and Brumbies scrumhalf Ryan Lonergan are the only two uncapped players in the squad, the former becoming eligible for Wallabies selection in April.

After missing last year’s International season through injury, Western Force lock Izack Rodda finds himself back in the Wallabies environment to kick off 2023, as does 95-Test back Kurtley Beale.

Injured duo Quade Cooper and Samu Kerevi have also been named in a squad that contains 26 forwards and 19 backs.

In what is a mostly familiar group from the past three seasons, the squad comprises of 13 ACT Brumbies, 13 NSW Waratahs, seven Queensland Reds, six Melbourne Rebels, three Western Force and two overseas-based players.

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie said: “What’s exciting for us is that over the past three years we’ve created genuine depth and competition of places.”

“Of the 44 players all bar two have worn the gold jersey over the past three years and there’s also several fringe players who still have an opportunity to force their way into the next camp through strong Super Rugby form.

“We’ll use the four days to make sure all players head back to their franchises with a clear understanding on what will give them the best chance of representing their country in a World Cup year.”

Wallabies January Camp squad (age, club, Tests played)

Props

Allan Alaalatoa (28, ACT Brumbies, 64 Tests)

Angus Bell (22, NSW Waratahs, 20 Tests)

Matt Gibbon (27, Melbourne Rebels, 5 Tests)

Tom Robertson (28, Western Force, 31 Tests)

James Slipper (33, ACT Brumbies, 127 Tests)

Sam Talakai (31, Melbourne Rebels, 1 Test)

Taniela Tupou (26, Queensland Reds, 47 Tests)

Hookers

Folau Fainga’a (27, Western Force, 38 Tests)

Lachlan Lonergan (23, ACT Brumbies, 8 Tests)

David Porecki (30, NSW Waratahs, 10 Tests)

Locks

Nick Frost (23, ACT Brumbies, 9 Tests)

Cadeyrn Neville (34, ACT Brumbies, 8 Tests)

Matt Philip (28, Melbourne Rebels, 27 Tests)

Izack Rodda (26, Western Force, 34 Tests)

Darcy Swain (25, ACT Brumbies, 17 Tests)

Loose Forwards

Charlie Gamble (26, NSW Waratahs, uncapped)

Langi Gleeson (21, NSW Waratahs, 3 Tests)

Ned Hanigan (27, NSW Waratahs, 28 Tests)

Jed Holloway (30, NSW Waratahs, 10 Tests)

Michael Hooper (31, NSW Waratahs, 124 Tests)

Rob Leota (25, Melbourne Rebels, 13 Tests)

Fraser McReight (23, Queensland Reds, 10 Tests)

Pete Samu (31, ACT Brumbies, 32 Tests)

Rob Valetini (24, ACT Brumbies, 30 Tests)

Harry Wilson (23, Queensland Reds, 12 Tests)

Scrumhalves

Jake Gordon (29, NSW Waratahs, 20 Tests)

Ryan Lonergan (24, ACT Brumbies, uncapped)

Tate McDermott (24, Queensland Reds, 21 Tests)

Nic White (32, ACT Brumbies, 59 Tests)

Flyhalves

Quade Cooper (34, Kintetsu Liners, 76 Tests)

Ben Donaldson (23, NSW Waratahs, 2 Tests)

Noah Lolesio (23, ACT Brumbies, 17 Tests)

Centres

Lalakai Foketi (28, NSW Waratahs, 5 Tests)

Len Ikitau (24, ACT Brumbies, 26 Tests)

Hunter Paisami (24, Queensland Reds, 24 Tests)

Izaia Perese (25, NSW Waratahs, 3 Tests)

Samu Kerevi (29, Suntory Sungoliath, 41 Tests)

Outside Backs

Kurtley Beale (33, NSW Waratahs, 95 Tests)

Jock Campbell (27, Queensland Reds, 4 Tests)

Reece Hodge (28, Melbourne Rebels, 62 Tests)

Andrew Kellaway (27, Melbourne Rebels, 21 Tests)

Mark Nawaqanitawase (22, NSW Waratahs, 3 Tests)

Jordan Petaia (22, Queensland Reds, 25 Tests)

Tom Wright (25, ACT Brumbies, 23 Tests)

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