Wallaroos squad named for 2019 campaign

Wallaroos squad named for 2019 campaign

The Wallaroos have named their first extended squad of 2019 with 16 uncapped players to potentially make their debuts for Australia this season. 
 

 
Australia will face Japan in a two-Test Series on home soil this July, before taking on New Zealand at Optus Stadium in Perth and then Eden Park in Auckland in two Trans-Tasman Double Headers. 
 

 
The new look Wallaroos squad will have some competition amongst the back line with young talents Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea, Lori Cramer, Alana Elisaia (Queensland Women XV), Courtney Hodder (RugbyWA Women) and Maya Stewart (NSW Waratahs Women) all set to battle it out for potential Test honours. 

 
 
In the forwards, South Australian Eva Karpani (NSW Waratahs Women), who first barnstormed onto the scene playing for the University of Adelaide in the Aon University Sevens Series, gets an opportunity alongside Queensland hooker Averyl Mitchell, who was one of the star performers for Queensland across the 2019 Buildcorp Super W season. 
 

 
Waratahs women halfback Iliseva Batibasaga returns to the national fold for the first time since 2016 while fellow back Katrina Barker is also set to re-ignite her International career after last featuring at the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland. 
 
 
The squad was selected following the conclusion of the Buildcorp Super W season that saw NSW Waratahs Women defeat Queensland Women XV 8-5 in the Final at Leichhardt Oval last Sunday.  
 
 
 
Forwards
Millie Boyle, Bond University, Queensland Women's XV
Emily Chancellor, Sydney University, NSW Waratahs Women 
Rebecca Clough, Cottesloe, Western Australia 
Toa (Dora) Filimoehala*, Sunnybank, Queensland Women's XV 
Grace Hamilton, Sydney University, NSW Waratahs Women 
Alisha Hewett, GPS/ADFRU, Queensland Women's XV 
Evelyn Horomia, Western Sydney, NSW Waratahs Women
Fi Jones*, Sydney University, NSW Waratahs Women 
Asoiva (Eva) Karpani*, NSW Waratahs Women
Michaela Leonard, Brumbies Women 
Kiri Lingman, Sunnybank, Queensland Women's XV 
Ashley Marsters, Melbourne Rebels Women 
Shannon Mato*, Sunnybank, Queensland Women's XV 
Michelle Milward, Vikings, Brumbies Women 
Averyl Mitchell*, University of Queensland, Queensland Women's XV 
Sera Naiqama*, Sydney University, NSW Waratahs Women  
Georgia O'Neill, Uni Norths, Brumbies Women
Liz Patu, Wests, Queensland Women's XV
Emily Robinson, Warringah, NSW Waratahs Women 
Christina Sekona*, Sunnybank, Queensland Women's XV 
Ana-Lise Sio, Western Sydney, NSW Waratahs Women 
Tayla Stanford, Vikings, Brumbies Women 
Violeta Tupuola, Vikings, Brumbies Women 
Darryl Wickliffe, Kalamunda, Rugby WA Women 

Backs 

Katrina Barker, Newcastle, NSW Waratahs Women 
Iliseva Batibasaga, Sydney University, NSW Waratahs Women
Mhicca Carter, Cottesloe, Rugby WA Women 
Georgia Cormick*, Powerhouse, Melbourne Rebels Women 
Lori Cramer*, University of Queensland, Queensland Women's XV 
Alana Elisaia*, Sunnybank, Queensland Women's XV 
Courtney Hodder*, Palmyra, Rugby WA Women 
Zakiya Kereopa*, Nedlands, Western Australia 
Atasi Lafai, Campbelltown, NSW Waratahs Women 
Chloe Leaupepe, Warringah, NSW Waratahs Women 
Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea*, Sunnybank, Queensland Women's XV
Crystal Maguire Warringah, NSW Waratahs Women 
Nareta Marsters Souths, Queensland Women's XV 
Cobie-Jane Morgan, Sunnybank, Queensland Women's XV 
Mahalia Murphy, Campbelltown, NSW Waratahs Women 
Asako Ono*, University of Queensland, Queensland Women's XV 
Shanice Parker Warringah, NSW Waratahs Women 
Trilleen Pomare, Kalamunda, Rugby WA Women 
Sarah Riordan, Wests/ADFRU, Queensland Women's XV 
Maya Stewart*, Newcastle Waratahs, NSW Waratahs Women 
Samantha Treherne, Sunnybank, Queensland Women's XV
Samantha Wood*, Gungahlin Eagles, Brumbies Women 
*Denotes Uncapped 
 

Wallaroos 2019 Fixtures 
Saturday 13 July
Australia v Japan, Newcastle Sportsground Number 2, Newcastle  
Friday 19 July
Australia v Japan, North Sydney Oval, Sydney  
Saturday 10 August  
Australia v New Zealand, Optus Stadium, Perth 
Saturday 17 August 
Australia v New Zealand, Eden Park, Auckland

 

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