Australian coach Dave Rennie announced his 36-man squad for the November tour on Sunday. A hearty schedule awaits the Wallabies: Scotland (October 30), France (November 6), Italy (13), Ireland (20) and Wales (27).
A list that marked the return of Michael Hooper. The 121-cap third-row quit Rugby Championship this summer to protect his mental health and battle personal issues. Obviously, Hooper is great. It has been clarified that the captain’s armband will not be reclaimed for this tour. Prop James Slipper will continue as captain. ” This is great news for the team. Rennie commented on Hooper’s return. Now we want him to focus on himself. His only role is to get back into the team and play. »
Under pressure after a Rugby Championship that ended in two defeats to third-placed New Zealand, Rennie La Rochelle brought in second-row Will Skelton, who could only play the three Tests scheduled in the international window (France, Italy, Ireland). Australian FA rules allow Rennie to take up to two players from outside Australia. The case includes fly-half Bernard Foley, who plays in Japan, while winger Marika Koroibet and second-row Rory Arnold have been retained by their Japanese franchises. Other notable omissions from this list include Kurtley Beal and Quade Cooper.
Australian band to tour in November:
Fronts: Alan Alalatoa, Folau Fainga, Nick Frost, Matt Gibbon, Langi Gleeson, Ned Hannigan, Jed Holloway, Michael Hooper, Lachlan Lonergan, Fraser McWright, Cadern Neville, Matt Phillips, Dave Porecki, Tom Pete Robertson, James Slipper, Sam Talakai, Taniela Tupo, Rob Valetini.
Backs: Tom Banks, Jock Campbell, Ben Donaldson, Lalakai Foketi, Bernard Foley, Jake Gordon, Reece Hodge, Len Ikito, Andrew Kellaway, Noah Lawlesio, Tate McDermott, Mark Navakanitavas, Hunter Paisami, Jordan Petaya, Nick.
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