World Cup lock back for Bledisloe Cup, RC Tests

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Dave Rennie has named a fresh-faced Wallabies squad for the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship campaign, portion recalling World Cup fastener Izack Rodda and getting cardinal troops backmost from injury.

Rennie named 8 uncapped players and 14 with less than 10 Tests to their recognition for the upcoming Tests against New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina. The 42-man radical has an mean property of 25.

The squad is akin to that named for the three-Test bid against France, with Brumbies guardant Brumbies guardant Nick Frost the lone subordinate featuring successful a Wallabies squad for the archetypal time.

Western Force fastener Rodda has been included for the archetypal clip nether Rennie, hoping to adhd to his 25 Test caps, portion Toulon's Duncan Paia'aua and Force's Tom Robertson were astonishment inclusions; having past featured for the Wallabies successful 2017 and 2018 respectively.

Scrumhalf Nic White (knee), prop Scott Sio (hamstring) and backline prima Jordan Petaia (quad) are backmost successful the squad aft overcoming injuries.

Izack Rodda during the 2019 Rugby World Cup. (Getty)

The situation for Rennie is getting his men to physique connected a 2-1 triumph implicit France successful what volition beryllium a steep step-up successful class. They unfastened the Bledisloe Cup against the All Blacks astatine Eden Park connected August 7 and are present successful campy connected the Gold Coast.

"The transportation this radical is forming is increasing each time and we've picked a squad of players present who are consenting to enactment hard for each other," Rennie said successful a statement.

"We cognize we've inactive got a mode to spell to get to wherever we privation to beryllium but that situation is breathtaking and thing we're looking guardant to. 

"We person a large accidental coming up successful the Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup Tests to physique connected the momentum we picked up during a pugnacious French Series."

**Stan Sport will showcase each Wallabies Test successful 2021 ad-free, unrecorded and connected demand, portion each crippled volition besides beryllium shown connected the Nine Network.

Dave Rennie. (Getty)

WALLABIES SQUAD (Caps, club, age)

Allan Alaalatoa (46, Brumbies, 27), Tom Banks (14, Brumbies, 27), Angus Bell (6, NSW Waratahs, 20), Pone Fa'amausili* (uncapped, Melbourne Rebels, 24), Lalakai Foketi* (uncapped, NSW Waratahs, 26), Nick Frost* (uncapped, Brumbies, 21), Jake Gordon (8, NSW Waratahs, 28), Reece Hodge (46, Melbourne Rebels, 26), Michael Hooper (c) (108, NSW Waratahs, 29), Len Ikitau (2, Brumbies, 22), Feleti Kaitu'u* (uncapped, Western Force, 26), Andrew Kellaway (2, Melbourne Rebels, 25), Marika Koroibete (37, Melbourne Rebels, 28), Rob Leota* (uncapped, Melbourne Rebels, 24), Noah Lolesio (5, Brumbies, 21), Lachlan Lonergan (2, Brumbies, 21), Ryan Lonergan* (uncapped, Brumbies, 23), Tate McDermott (5, Queensland Reds, 22), Fraser McReight (1, Queensland Reds, 22), Andy Muirhead* (uncapped, Brumbies, 29), Isi Naisarani (11, Melbourne Rebels, 26), James O'Connor (55, Queensland Reds, 31), Brandon Paenga-Amosa (12, Queensland Reds, 25), Duncan Paia'aua* (uncapped, Toulon, 26), Hunter Paisami (9, Queensland Reds, 23), Jordan Petaia (8, Queensland Reds, 21), Matt Philip (12 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 27), Tom Robertson (24, Western Force, 26), Izack Rodda (25, Western Force, 24), Lukhan Salakaia-Loto (28, Queensland Reds, 24), Pete Samu (10, Brumbies, 29), Scott Sio (68, Brumbies, 29), James Slipper (103, Brumbies, 32), Darcy Swain (3, Brumbies, 24), Lachlan Swinton (2, NSW Waratahs, 24), Matt To'omua (57, Melbourne Rebels, 31), Taniela Tupou (28, Queensland Reds, 25), Jordan Uelese (13, Melbourne Rebels, 24), Rob Valetini (7, Brumbies, 22), Nic White (37, Brumbies, 31), Harry Wilson (8, Queensland Reds, 21), Tom Wright (5, Brumbies, 24) *denotes uncapped


New Zealand vs Wallabies, Saturday 7 August, Eden Park, Auckland, 5.05pm AEST


- Wallabies vs New Zealand, Saturday 21 August, Optus Stadium, Perth, 8pm AEST

- New Zealand vs Wallabies, Saturday 28 August, Sky Stadium, Wellington, 5.05pm AEST

- South Africa vs Wallabies, Sunday 12 September, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, 3pm AEST

- Wallabies vs South Africa, Saturday 18 September, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, 3pm AEST 

- Wallabies vs Argentina, Saturday 25 September, McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle, 7.45pm AEST 

- Argentina vs Wallabies, Saturday 2 October, GIO Stadium, Canberra, 8pm AEST

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